Associate Professor in English and Memory Studies at IIT Madras and Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is the author of Postmodern Literatures (Orient Blackswan, 2018) and Culture and the Literary: Matter, Metaphor, Memory (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022). He is the Principal Investigator of the Centre for Memory Studies (CMS) at IIT Madras and the founding chairperson of the Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS).
Associate Professor in English at IIT Madras. She is the co-editor of Anglo-Indian Identity: Past and Present, in India and the Diaspora (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). She is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Centre for Memory Studies (CMS) at IIT Madras and the founding chairperson of the Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS).
The Centre for Memory Studies (CMS) offers an interdisciplinary examination of memory and forms of forgetting, examining cultural, psychological, medical and mechanic vectors, shaping such processes. Through the interfaces of narratives, neural mechanisms and mechanic entanglements, this research initiative aims to connect to historical, social, and cultural events while also facilitating collaborations with industry partners working on cognition, embodiment, and technology. Examining the entangled processes and politics of re-membering and forgetting in the neural-machinic as well as in the extended-cultural levels, memory studies aims to offer a more complex engagement with the embedded, extended, and enactive acts of re-construction through material markers, textual traces, and experiential events.
As a rich interdisciplinary network of academics from humanities and social sciences, brain science, machine studies, industry experts, and artists, CMS inhabits the interfaces of technology, medical science, and literary and cultural studies. In the process, it promotes and facilitates active academia-industry dialogues and collaborations through events, knowledge sharing, research supervisions, and peer-reviewed publications.