Short biography

Avishek Ray © uncopyrighted
Avishek Ray © uncopyrighted

Avishek Ray


June, July, August 2024

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Avishek Ray teaches at the National Institute of Technology Silchar. He is the author of The Vagabond in the South Asian Imagination: Representation, Agency & Resilience (Routledge, 2021) and co-editor of Nation, Nationalism and the Public Sphere: Religious Politics in India, released by SAGE in 2020.

Ray's research has been featured in various esteemed journals, including South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Contemporary South Asia, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies, Tourism, Culture & Communication, among others. He has been a research fellow at several prestigious institutions worldwide, such as the University of Edinburgh, Purdue University Library, and the University of Minnesota.

Currently, Ray is focusing on two co-authored book projects, namely "Digital Expressions of the Self(ie): The Social Life of Selfies in India" and a work tentatively titled "Networked Mobilities in the Wake of the Pandemic: Remediating Calcutta," both under contract with Routledge.
In 2021, his academic excellence was recognized with the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship.