Humanities Alliance Research

A collection of posts from Postdoctoral Fellow Kitana Ananda

(and Sujung Kim?)

Kitana Ananda, the Humanities Alliance Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, conducts qualitative research to understand the communities served by the Humanities Alliance and use this research to contribute to program development. She also co-manages the development of the program’s digital platform,, and collaborates with program staff to develop tools and strategies for communications and public engagement.

Dr. Ananda’s 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 public colleges and universities, and has a deep interest in digital communications for scholarship, collaborative learning, and public engagement. She has served as a Contributing Editor for the website of the open-access 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.

This is a collection of her research, interviews, and scholarship about the CUNY Humanities Alliance project and her own scholarly endeavors which inform her methods of inquiry for the project.

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