Center for Critical Race Studies Welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Subramanian Shankar
During the week of Feb. 15-19, the Center for Critical Race Studies will welcome 2016 Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Subramanian Shankar. The week's events will include a cultural journalism workshop, faculty development seminars, and a panel discussion on "The Artistry of Social Change." (See full schedule below.)
Dr. Shankar was born in India and came to the U.S. in 1987, earning a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. His is presently a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where he teaches contemporary literatures of the world, translation and creative writing. He has shared his fiction and lectured on literary topics widely in the U.S., Europe, Africa and India. Contemporary Authors and Asian-American Novelists have done bio-critical essays on Dr. Shankar and his work. He is a recipient of the College of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Teaching Award at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa; and served as the Convener of the XVI Annual Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory in 2013. In addition, Dr. Shankar was a co-founder of SAMAR (South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection) in 1992 and was a member of its Editorial and Media Collectives for ten years.
For more information on Dr. Shankar, please visit his personal blog, S. Shankar.