Swati Chawla CV Jan 2018.pdf
Field & Specialties
M.A. Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia, 2015
Thesis: “The Female Renunciant in Exile: (Re-)Invention, Translation, Empowerment”
M.Phil. Department of English, University of Delhi, 2013
Thesis: “A Long Look Homeward: The Invention of Tradition among Exiled Tibetans”
M.A. Department of English, University of Delhi, 2008
B.A. Gargi College, University of Delhi, English (Honors), 2005
Swati Chawla is a 2014-15 Praxis Fellow in Digital Humanities and a Ph.D candidate in history at the University of Virginia. She has always been curious about how and why people make their homes in new places, and is currently pursuing this question through her research on nationalisms and citizenship claims directed towards against the Indian state in the Himalayan region in the post-Independence period. She was trained in literary studies at the University of Delhi, where she taught as an assistant professor before coming to UVa.
2019 “‘No Nationality Now’: Tibetan Applicants for Indian Citizenship, 1947-1959,” in Bobbi Herzberg, Christopher Coyne, and Don Bordeaux, eds, Political Process and Political Order (Forthcoming)
2018 “A Long Look Homeward: Ideas of Time and Space in the Tibet Museum,” in Nandini C. Sen, ed, Through the Diasporic Lens (New Delhi: Authorspress, Forthcoming).
2017 Review of Richard P. Tucker, A Forest History of India, Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (Vol. 37, No. 2).
2017 Review of Kaya Şahin, Empire and Power in the Reign of Süleyman: Narrating the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman World, Essays in History (Forthcoming).
2016 Review of Uther E. Charlton-Stevens, Decolonising Anglo-Indians: Strategies for a Mixed Race Community in Late Colonial India during the First Half of the Twentieth Century, Dissertation Reviews.
2017 “Risk and Resistance in Response to Women’s Increased Civic and Political Participation in the Global South,” USAID Democracy Fellows and Grants Program. Co-authored with Denise Walsh, Vanessa Ochs, Dannah Dennis, Paromita Sen, and Catalina Vallejo.
2009 “Defend the Right to be Offended: Resistance to Censorship in Salman Rushdie’s Writing,” Hastakshar, University of Delhi.
2005 “My Vision for India: Lessons from the Tibetan Experience,” Voices of the Young, India Habitat Centre.
Migration in Modern South Asia: History, Literature, Film, Ephemera (January 2018)
Twentieth Century South Asia (Summer 2017)