Received Sylff Fellowship in 2016-18.
FR: Jadavpur University
TO: Birkbeck, University of London (UK)
Academic supervisor: Professor Abhijit Gupta
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Attended T.S. Eliot International Summer School under University of London (2012) and James Joyce International Summer School in Trieste (2013); Won India Foundation for the Arts's Archival Fellowship award (2015) to conduct research at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, with the aim of curating an exhibition to generate public interest in the archive; Won Sylff Fellowship (2016); Published in international journals; Currently co-editing a pamphlet, I Spy with My Little Eye by Humphry House in 1937 to be published by Jadavpur University Press; Joint-secretary of NGO Foundation for the Economic Rehabilitation of Rural Youth (FERRY), Bengal; Co-coordinator of Kolkata activities of Girl Rising, an international project to help young girls access education.
Sujaan completed his BA (2011) and MA (2013) at the Department of English, Jadavpur University, before joining an international collaborative project between the University of Liverpool and Jadavpur University, titled Envisioning the Indian City. He worked on various urban projects, such as the Jewish Community of Calcutta and the Scottish Cemetery archival projects, and was awarded an Archival Fellowship by the India Foundation for the Arts to work with the archives of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Sujaan's PhD aims to understand the functioning of colonial memory in the built environment of post-colonial cities, like Calcutta/Kolkata. His interest vary from urban studies to feminism, physical cultures and Modernism. He practiced Karate for several years and currently trains in Aikido at the Jadavpur University Aikido Club. Sujaan frequently writes for Scroll.
Co-organizers of the inaugural JU-Sylff LANS Meet, 2018; Won SRA in 2018 to conduct research in London.