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Kabita Chakraborty

Department of Humanities

Assistant Professor
 
Office: 235 Vanier College
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: x66988
Emailkabitac@yorku.ca
 
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Degrees

PhD, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies and School of Social Work, University of Queensland, Australia
M.A., South Asian Studies and Environmental Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
B.Sc Hon, Environmental Science and South Asian Studies (Double Major), University of Toronto, Canada

Professional Leadership

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• South Asian Research Advisor, Knowing Children (Malaysia) (2010-ongoing)
• Honorary Research Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne (Australia 2010- 2013)
• Honorary Research Fellow, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya (Malaysia 2012-2013)

REFEREE

Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research 2012
Children’s Geographies 2012, 2009
Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific 2010

All Publications

Book Chapters

Chakraborty, K. (2012) Representations: Visual Arts: Television: India [entry on Young Muslim Women and Bollywood Popular Culture]. Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (online edition) Netherlands: Brill.

Chakraborty, K. (2010) . Unmarried Muslim Youth and Sex Education in the bustees of Kolkata. In A. Doron and A. Broom (Ed.), Health Culture and Religion in South Asia (pp. 114-134). London: Routledge

Beazley, H. and K. Chakraborty (2008). Cool Consumption: Rasta, Punk and Bollywood on the Streets of Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Kolkata, India. In U. M. Rodrigues and B. Smaill (Ed.), Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific Region (pp. 195-214). Newcastle UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journal Articles

Nansen B, Chakraborty K, Gibbs L, Vetere F, MacDougall C. (accepted June 2011, forthcoming 2012) . “MyBus”: Children’s Mobile Health, Wellbeing and Digital Inclusion. Journal of Community Informatics.

Nansen B, Chakraborty K, Gibbs L, Vetere F, and MacDougall C. (2012) . “You Do the Math”: Mathletics and the Play of Online Learning. New Media & Society [online May 2012]

Chakraborty K, Nansen B, Gibbs L and MacDougall C. (2012) . Ethical Negotiations: Committees, Methods and Research with Children. International Journal of Children’s Rights. 20(2) [online May 2012].

Chakraborty, K. (2012) . Virtual Mate-Seeking in the Urban Slums of Kolkata, India. South Asian Popular Culture 10(2) [online May 2012].

Coren E, Hossain R, Pardo Pardo J, Thomae M, Veras MMS, Chakraborty K. (2012) . Interventions for Promoting Reintegration and Reducing Harmful Behaviour and Lifestyles in Street-Connected Children and Young People (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4 2012.

Chakraborty, K. (2012) . Young Married Muslim Couples Negotiating their Sexual Lives in the Urban Slums of Kolkata. Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific Issue 28 [online March 2012].

Nansen B, Chakraborty K, Gibbs L, Vetere F, and MacDougall C. (2012) . Children and Digital Wellbeing in Australia: Online Mediation, Conduct and Competence. Journal of Children and Media 6(2): 237-254.

Chakraborty, K. (2010) . Unmarried Muslim Youth and Sex Education in the bustees of Kolkata. South Asian History and Culture 1(2): 268–281 special issue ‘Health, Culture and Religion: Critical Perspectives’.

Chakraborty, K. (2010) . The Sexual Lives of Muslim Girls in the bustees of Kolkata, India. Sex Education 10(1): 1-21.

Chakraborty, K. (2009) . “The Good Muslim Girl”: Conducting Qualitative Participatory Research to Understand the Lives of Young Muslim Women in the bustees of Kolkata. Children’s Geographies 7(4): 421-434 special issue ‘20 years since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’.

Chakraborty, K. (2004) . Play and Punishment: Children’s Experience of Violence during Play in the Slums of Kolkata. Fair Play for Children Newsletter, Spring 2004. [Newsletter]

Conference Papers

‘The Intimate Lives of Female Migrant Workers in Malaysia’, International Malaysian Studies Conference, The National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia (July 2012) – Funded

‘Virtual Friendship, Mate Seeking and Romance in the Urban Slums of Kolkata, Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia: Marriage, Fertility, and Labour Force Participation, Asia Research Institute, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (July 2011) – Invited and Funded

‘Bollywood Dance and the Good Muslim Girl’, Girlhoods and Texts, The University of Winnipeg, Canada (November 2010) – Invited and Funded

‘In/formal Sex Education: Public and Private Discourses in India’ (October 2010) Women in Asia Biennial Conference, Australian National University

‘Young Muslim Male Migrants: Premarital Romance, Sexual Desire and Sexual Double Standards’, The Nexus of Migration and Masculinity in the Asian Context, Asia Research Institute, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (July 2010)

‘Negotiating culture, space and identity: Using innovate qualitative methods to support interviews with children’, Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK (April 2010) – Invited and Funded

‘Critiquing the Good Muslim Girl’, Beliefs Beyond Borders, Monash University (December 2009) – Invited and Funded

‘Performing the “Good Muslim Girl”’, ARC-Asia Pacific Futures Research Network, Flinders University (December 2008)

‘Muslim Youth, Sexual Double Standards and Sex Education in the bustees of Kolkata’, Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia, Australian National University (November 2008)

‘The Sexual Lives of Muslim Girls in the Urban Slums of Kolkata’ Women in Asia Biennial Conference, University of Queensland (October 2008)

‘Young Women’s Bollywood Inspired Transitions to Adulthood’, Asian Studies Associations of Australia Biennial Conference, Melbourne (June 2008) *This paper won best student paper in a running of over 150*

‘The Linear Representations of Childhood in the bustees of Kolkata’, Visualising Childhoods Symposium, Australian National University (April 2007)

‘Love and Risks on the Streets of Kolkata’, International Asia Pacific Childhoods: an Ethnography of Childhood conference, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (July 2006) – Invited and Funded

(Invited Plenary Paper) ‘Thinking about Ethics in Research with Children’, International Asia Pacific Childhoods: an Ethnography of Childhood conference, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (July 2006) – Invited and Funded

‘Living Nach Baliye – Bollywood dance in the slums of Kolkata’, Second Annual International Conference on South Asian Popular Culture, The University of Manchester, UK (June 2006)

Book Reviews

Chakraborty, K. (2009) . Review of Henrike Donner’s Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalization and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India. Ashgate: Aldershot and Burlington. 2009. [Book Review]

Research Reports

Chakraborty, K, B. Nansen, L.Gibbs, C. MacDougall, F. Vetere, E. Davis (2010). Screen Stories and Community Connections: How can Technology Promote Social Inclusion? VicHealth Report. VicHealth: Australia.

Chakraborty, K. (2003) . Violence against Children in Three Slum Communities in Kolkata: A Comparative Study. Kolkata: Save the Children UK.

Chakraborty, K. (2003) . A review of Children's Participation at the 6th East Asia and Pacific Ministerial Consultation on Children. Bangkok: Save the Children Alliance.

Chakraborty, K. (2003) . A Report on the Third East Asia and Pacific Regional Children and Young People’s Forum. Bangkok: Save the Children Alliance.

Forthcoming

Chakraborty, K. (forthcoming, 2012) . Young Muslim Women in India: Bollywood, Identity and Changing Lives. London: Routledge (Women in Asia Series).

Chakraborty, K. (2012, forthcoming) . Bollywood as a Role Model: Boyfriends, Dating and Negotiating Romance. In C. Bradford and M. Reimer (Ed.), Girlhood, Texts, Cultures. University of Wilfred Laurier Press

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/HUMA3695 6.0  Listening to Children: Ethics and Methodology of Child-Centred Studies SEMR Course Website 

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2015 AP/HUMA3695 6.0  Listening to Children: Ethics and Methodology of Child-Centred Studies SEMR Course Website 



Degrees

PhD, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies and School of Social Work, University of Queensland, Australia
M.A., South Asian Studies and Environmental Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
B.Sc Hon, Environmental Science and South Asian Studies (Double Major), University of Toronto, Canada

Professional Leadership

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• South Asian Research Advisor, Knowing Children (Malaysia) (2010-ongoing)
• Honorary Research Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne (Australia 2010- 2013)
• Honorary Research Fellow, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya (Malaysia 2012-2013)

REFEREE

Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research 2012
Children’s Geographies 2012, 2009
Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific 2010

All Publications

Book Chapters

Chakraborty, K. (2012) Representations: Visual Arts: Television: India [entry on Young Muslim Women and Bollywood Popular Culture]. Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (online edition) Netherlands: Brill.

Chakraborty, K. (2010) . Unmarried Muslim Youth and Sex Education in the bustees of Kolkata. In A. Doron and A. Broom (Ed.), Health Culture and Religion in South Asia (pp. 114-134). London: Routledge

Beazley, H. and K. Chakraborty (2008). Cool Consumption: Rasta, Punk and Bollywood on the Streets of Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Kolkata, India. In U. M. Rodrigues and B. Smaill (Ed.), Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia Pacific Region (pp. 195-214). Newcastle UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journal Articles

Nansen B, Chakraborty K, Gibbs L, Vetere F, MacDougall C. (accepted June 2011, forthcoming 2012) . “MyBus”: Children’s Mobile Health, Wellbeing and Digital Inclusion. Journal of Community Informatics.

Nansen B, Chakraborty K, Gibbs L, Vetere F, and MacDougall C. (2012) . “You Do the Math”: Mathletics and the Play of Online Learning. New Media & Society [online May 2012]

Chakraborty K, Nansen B, Gibbs L and MacDougall C. (2012) . Ethical Negotiations: Committees, Methods and Research with Children. International Journal of Children’s Rights. 20(2) [online May 2012].

Chakraborty, K. (2012) . Virtual Mate-Seeking in the Urban Slums of Kolkata, India. South Asian Popular Culture 10(2) [online May 2012].

Coren E, Hossain R, Pardo Pardo J, Thomae M, Veras MMS, Chakraborty K. (2012) . Interventions for Promoting Reintegration and Reducing Harmful Behaviour and Lifestyles in Street-Connected Children and Young People (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4 2012.

Chakraborty, K. (2012) . Young Married Muslim Couples Negotiating their Sexual Lives in the Urban Slums of Kolkata. Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific Issue 28 [online March 2012].

Nansen B, Chakraborty K, Gibbs L, Vetere F, and MacDougall C. (2012) . Children and Digital Wellbeing in Australia: Online Mediation, Conduct and Competence. Journal of Children and Media 6(2): 237-254.

Chakraborty, K. (2010) . Unmarried Muslim Youth and Sex Education in the bustees of Kolkata. South Asian History and Culture 1(2): 268–281 special issue ‘Health, Culture and Religion: Critical Perspectives’.

Chakraborty, K. (2010) . The Sexual Lives of Muslim Girls in the bustees of Kolkata, India. Sex Education 10(1): 1-21.

Chakraborty, K. (2009) . “The Good Muslim Girl”: Conducting Qualitative Participatory Research to Understand the Lives of Young Muslim Women in the bustees of Kolkata. Children’s Geographies 7(4): 421-434 special issue ‘20 years since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’.

Chakraborty, K. (2004) . Play and Punishment: Children’s Experience of Violence during Play in the Slums of Kolkata. Fair Play for Children Newsletter, Spring 2004. [Newsletter]

Conference Papers

‘The Intimate Lives of Female Migrant Workers in Malaysia’, International Malaysian Studies Conference, The National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia (July 2012) – Funded

‘Virtual Friendship, Mate Seeking and Romance in the Urban Slums of Kolkata, Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia: Marriage, Fertility, and Labour Force Participation, Asia Research Institute, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (July 2011) – Invited and Funded

‘Bollywood Dance and the Good Muslim Girl’, Girlhoods and Texts, The University of Winnipeg, Canada (November 2010) – Invited and Funded

‘In/formal Sex Education: Public and Private Discourses in India’ (October 2010) Women in Asia Biennial Conference, Australian National University

‘Young Muslim Male Migrants: Premarital Romance, Sexual Desire and Sexual Double Standards’, The Nexus of Migration and Masculinity in the Asian Context, Asia Research Institute, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (July 2010)

‘Negotiating culture, space and identity: Using innovate qualitative methods to support interviews with children’, Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK (April 2010) – Invited and Funded

‘Critiquing the Good Muslim Girl’, Beliefs Beyond Borders, Monash University (December 2009) – Invited and Funded

‘Performing the “Good Muslim Girl”’, ARC-Asia Pacific Futures Research Network, Flinders University (December 2008)

‘Muslim Youth, Sexual Double Standards and Sex Education in the bustees of Kolkata’, Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia, Australian National University (November 2008)

‘The Sexual Lives of Muslim Girls in the Urban Slums of Kolkata’ Women in Asia Biennial Conference, University of Queensland (October 2008)

‘Young Women’s Bollywood Inspired Transitions to Adulthood’, Asian Studies Associations of Australia Biennial Conference, Melbourne (June 2008) *This paper won best student paper in a running of over 150*

‘The Linear Representations of Childhood in the bustees of Kolkata’, Visualising Childhoods Symposium, Australian National University (April 2007)

‘Love and Risks on the Streets of Kolkata’, International Asia Pacific Childhoods: an Ethnography of Childhood conference, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (July 2006) – Invited and Funded

(Invited Plenary Paper) ‘Thinking about Ethics in Research with Children’, International Asia Pacific Childhoods: an Ethnography of Childhood conference, The National University of Singapore, Singapore (July 2006) – Invited and Funded

‘Living Nach Baliye – Bollywood dance in the slums of Kolkata’, Second Annual International Conference on South Asian Popular Culture, The University of Manchester, UK (June 2006)

Book Reviews

Chakraborty, K. (2009) . Review of Henrike Donner’s Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalization and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India. Ashgate: Aldershot and Burlington. 2009. [Book Review]

Research Reports

Chakraborty, K, B. Nansen, L.Gibbs, C. MacDougall, F. Vetere, E. Davis (2010). Screen Stories and Community Connections: How can Technology Promote Social Inclusion? VicHealth Report. VicHealth: Australia.

Chakraborty, K. (2003) . Violence against Children in Three Slum Communities in Kolkata: A Comparative Study. Kolkata: Save the Children UK.

Chakraborty, K. (2003) . A review of Children's Participation at the 6th East Asia and Pacific Ministerial Consultation on Children. Bangkok: Save the Children Alliance.

Chakraborty, K. (2003) . A Report on the Third East Asia and Pacific Regional Children and Young People’s Forum. Bangkok: Save the Children Alliance.

Forthcoming

Chakraborty, K. (forthcoming, 2012) . Young Muslim Women in India: Bollywood, Identity and Changing Lives. London: Routledge (Women in Asia Series).

Chakraborty, K. (2012, forthcoming) . Bollywood as a Role Model: Boyfriends, Dating and Negotiating Romance. In C. Bradford and M. Reimer (Ed.), Girlhood, Texts, Cultures. University of Wilfred Laurier Press


Teaching:

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/HUMA3695 6.0  Listening to Children: Ethics and Methodology of Child-Centred Studies SEMR Course Website 

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2015 AP/HUMA3695 6.0  Listening to Children: Ethics and Methodology of Child-Centred Studies SEMR Course Website