Giti Chandra

Senior Researcher and Lecturer, University of the United Nations

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Dr. Giti Chandra is currently Senior Researcher and Lecturer, UNU-GEST, and also teaches in the University of Iceland. She has been Associate Professor at the Dept. of English, St Stephen’s College, Delhi, and has taught in and been a fellow at Rutgers University, New Jersey, from where she did her Doctoral work on Women and Violence. She is the author of “Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities: To witness these wrongs unspeakable” (Macmillan UK/US: 2009). She is Co-editor of the Routledge Handbook on the #MeToo Movement (due out in October, 2020) and has given papers and presentations on the #MeToo movement in conferences internationally. She is the recipient of an EDDA grant for a book length study titled “In Visible Texts: Hidden and Spectacularised Violence in Colonial India and Africa”. Dr Chandra has served as Chairperson of the College Complaints Committee Against Sexual Harassment in St Stephen’s College, Adviser to the Gender Sensitization Committee, and as the External Expert on the Sexual Harassment Complaints Committee at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Dr. Chandra has also published two novels (with another due in January, 2020), short stories, and poems.



Editing the Routledge Handbook of the #MeToo Movement, also currently researching colonial violance in India and Africa.

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