Devleena Ghosh teaches in the Social Inquiry program in the Faculty of Communication. Her undergraduate courses include ones on Colonialism and on Ideologies. She has supervised a number of PhDs and Doctorates of Creative Arts to completion.
Her research interests lie in the fields of colonial, postcolonial, environmental and global studeis, specifically in the Indian Ocean region. Her projects include culture and commerce in the Indian Ocean region, intercolonial networks in the Indian Ocean, gender and citizenship among Muslim women in Sydney, cultural participation and community building in Western Sydney, connections between Indian and Australian women during the Cold War period, contestations around water and coal mining in India and Indian cosmopolitanism and religion.
Devleena has been on numerous advisory panels for the Australian Federal and NSW state governments, dealing specifically on issues relating to the Indian community. She was also a member of the boards of Urban Theatre Project and Powerhouse Youth Theatre.
Devleena Ghosh is a member of the South Asian Studies Association, the Asian Studies Association of Australia, the Australian Historical Association and the Regional Editor of the Asian Studies Review. She is also the Director of the Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network at UTS.
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