Debanuj DasGupta

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut, USA

Debanuj DasGupta is Assistant Professor of Geography and Women's, Gender, Sexuality studies at the University of Connecticut. He is currently working with transgender activists from across South Asian countries to interrogate how trans/activists are forging inter-Asian connections in order to win legal recognition on the sub-continent. In 1994, Debanuj founded the first HIV prevention program for men who have sex with men, gay men, and transgender women in Kolkata. He is the recipient of the New Voices Fellowship funded by the Ford Foundation, American Association of Geographers and National Science Foundation funded T. J. Reynolds National Award in Disability Studies, and the International AIDS Society's Emerging Activist Award. His scholarly work has been published in journals such as Disability Studies Quarterly, Contemporary South Asia, SEXUALITIES, Gender, Place & Culture, Emotions, Space, and Society, and the Scholar and the Feminist (S&F online). Debanuj was awarded the Social Science Research Council funded Junior Fellowship in Trans-Regional Studies: Inter-Asian Linkages & Connections. He is the co-editor of Friendship As Social Justice Activism: Critical Solidarities in Global Perspective (forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press/Seagull Press), and Queering Digital India: Activisms, Identities and Subjectivities (forthcoming from the University of Edinburgh Press/Oxford University Press).

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