Sritama Chatterjee

Sritama Chatterjee is a first-year PhD student at the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, she is interested in exploring the intersections between Postcolonial Studies and Black Studies by understanding how the tension between water as a material entity and its ordering into spatial forms can help in imagining alternative forms of sovereignty, modernity, and citizenship in the Indian Ocean Rim. Sritama was awarded the Sasakhawa Youth Leader Fellowship (SYLFF 2017) by the Tokyo Foundation for her MPhil thesis, in which she demonstrated how the river Hugli in India, as a fluvial conduit and space, inflict and mediate the ideology of the Empire in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth century in India, particularly focusing on migration, economy, and ecology.