Devaleena Kundu

Visiting Student Researcher

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Scholar, English Literature
The English and Foreign Languages University
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology
Affiliation period: August 2016 - May 2017
Degrees M.A. English Literature :: The English and Foreign Languages University, India (2013)
B.A. English (Honors) :: St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India (2011)

Research Areas

Devaleena’s doctoral research is in the field of thanatology, and her academic engagements include issues pertaining to mortality paradox, death denial, eschatology, symbolic immortality, burial rites, and cultures of mourning.

As part of her Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship, Devaleena is studying the role of literature in reorienting the contemporary, media-induced transformation of death into a dehumanized, domestic spectacle, and exploring the transcultural dynamics of death studies.

last updated: June 29th, 2020