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Avani Tandon Vieira
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PhD, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge 2019 - Present
Supervisor: Dr. Priyamvada Gopal
Thesis title: Little Magazines and Imaginations of Place
MSt. World Literatures in English, University of Oxford, 69.75% 2016 - 2017
PG Diploma in Liberal Arts, Ashoka University, 3.61/4.0 (C.G.P.A.) 2015 - 2016
B.A. English (Honours), St. Stephen’s College, 69.18% 2012 - 2015
Awards and Fellowships
Visiting Scholar, Cornell University South Asia Program Jan - Feb 2022
Offered a visiting scholar position to conduct research in the Bombay Poet’s archive.
Cumberland Lodge Fellowship 2020 – 2022
Godrej Culture Labs International Fellowship 2020
Gates Cambridge Scholarship, University of Cambridge 2019 - Present
UNESCO - Sahapedia Fellowship 2018 - 2019
Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Development Award, University of Oxford 2017
Maxwell and Meyerstein Grant, University of Oxford 2017
Graduate Supervisor April 2021 – present
Supervised undergraduate students in Postcolonial and related literatures. Responsibilities included small-group teaching, supervising dissertations, and one-on-one instruction.
Instructor, Ashoka University August - December 2018
Independently planned, delivered, and assessed a course titled Forms of Resistance: Protest, Identity, and Art
Teaching Fellow, Ashoka University August 2017 – April 2018
Provided teaching assistance on courses titled Literature and the Making of Democracies, Dalit Literature, Masala Shakespeare, and Globalization, Migration, and Diasporic Identities.
Publications and Papers
‘“Songs of Rubbish: Little Magazines, City Space, and the Grand National Narrative’, ‘Trash’, Oxford Research in English Journal. Spring 2021
‘Maps Run Aground: The Bombay Little Mag in the World’, ‘Between Comparison and Context’, South Asia Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, March 2021
‘“Like Cartographers Mapping the City”: Geographic Negotiations and Indian Literary Subcultures’, Off the Radar: Periodical Print Media Outside Mainstream Culture, Virtual Postgraduate Conference in Comparative Literature and Culture, University of Gottingen, January 2021
‘“Welcome to the Conspiracy”: Bombay Poets, the Small Press, and Forms of Affiliation’, Small Presses, Then and Now, MLA Conference 2021, January 2021
‘Literature from Little Known Little people’: Mimeographs, Manifestos and Internationalism in damn you, a magazine of the arts. ‘Debts’, Oxford Research in English Journal. Issue 7. Winter 2017.
‘Literature from little known little people’: Mimeographs, Manifestos and Internationalism in damn you, a magazine of the arts. ‘Debts’ English Graduate Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, Oxford, June 2017.
Work Experience and Curatorial Projects
Co-convener, activist/aesthetics Reading Group October 2021 - Present
Ran a multi-disciplinary, international graduate reading group focused on the intersections of material culture and progressive politics in the 20th century.
Founder and archivist, The Museum of Ephemera 2020 - Present
Founded a digital repository for protest ephemera from the city of Bombay.
Founder and Curator, The Pind Collective 2016 - Present
Created an inter-disciplinary online platform for young South Asian creatives.
Member, Editorial Team, Akademi Mag 2020
Research Assistant, Dr. Subhasree Chakravarty May - August 2019
Assisted on research projects examining the MeToo movement and the history of Composition Studies in India.
Programmes Manager, St+art India Foundation December 2018 - March 2019
Curated and organized programming for a public arts festival in Delhi’s Lodhi Colony.
‘Debts’: English Graduate Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, June 2017
MSt. World Literatures in English Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, May 2017
English (Native), Hindi (Native), Korean (Beginner)
Toto Funds the Arts, Creative Writing in English. Longlist. 2018, 2020, 2021
Raedleaf International Poetry Prize, Finalist. 2017
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal, University of Cambridge. firstname.lastname@example.org
CV: My Work
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