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University or Institution

The Graduate Center

Title or Short Bio

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, CUNY Humanities Alliance and The Futures Initiative

Long bio

Kitana Ananda is the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the CUNY Humanities Alliance, 2016-2018. Her scholarship and teaching examines the culture and politics of war, migration, and diaspora in North America and South Asia, with a focus on Tamil refugees and immigrants from Sri Lanka. She believes strongly in the mission of the public university, and has a deep interest in digital communications for scholarship, collaborative learning, and public engagement. Kitana has served as a Contributing Editor for the open-access website of the journal, Cultural Anthropology, and as a Communications Associate intern with the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. She earned a Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from Columbia University, and an honors B.A. in history and anthropology with a minor in cinema studies from the University of Toronto.