Chandni Basu, M.A.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

  Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Institut für Soziologie

Campus Westend - PEG Gebäude
Hauspostfach 18
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 / Raum 3 G 060
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. +49 (0)69 798-36578

basu(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Sprechstunde

Mittwochs 11-13 Uhr

Keine Sprechstunde am 14. und 21.06.

 

Position
2010- Doctoral candidate, Department of Sociology, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany. Dissertation submitted.
2013  Research Associate, as part of the BMBF Project ‘Universality and the Acceptance Potential of Social Science Knowledge: On the Circulation of Knowledge between Europe and the Global South’, Department of Sociology, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany.

Education
2008-2010 Doctoral candidate, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
2007-2008 Research Training Programme, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India.
2005-2007 Post-graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India.
2003-2005 M.A. (Social Work), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.
2000-2003 B.A. (Comparative Literature), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

Other Qualification:
2008 Qualified for lectureship, National Eligibility Test, University Grants Commission of India.

Scholarships/Grants (selction)
2012-2016 Various travel grants for conference participation from International Graduate Academy, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg; Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, Freiburg (Breisgau), Germany; Conference Bursaries, University of Oxford, UK.
2014 Completion scholarship for doctoral candidates, State Law on Graduate Funding (LGFG), Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany.
2013 Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany.
2010-2013 Erasmus Mundus Doctoral scholarship, Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Lot 13 India (EMECW13) .

 

Publications (selection)
2015 ‘Children at the West Bengal Border: A State of Justice between Bangladesh and India’ in G. Saalmann (ed) Changing India: yesterday, today and tomorrow (New Delhi: Winshield Press), 93-141.
2014 ‘Criminals in Our Land! Border Movement and Apprehension of Children from Bangladesh Within the Juvenile Justice System in India’ in S. Spyrou and M. Christou (eds) Children and Borders, (London: Palgrave Macmillan), 183-199.
2013 ‘Pitted against each other: cases of sexual offence within the Juvenile Justice System in India’ in C. Basu and V. Anderson-Patton (eds) Children and Childhood: Practices and Perspectives, (Oxford: Inter Disciplinary Press), 151-158.
2012 ‘Childhood and the Juvenile Justice System in India: A critical enquiry’, Jadavpur University Journal of Sociology, 5 (February 2012), 130-142.

Conferences and workshops (selection):
2016 ‘The ‘criminal’ child in the politics of childhood’, Development Studies Association Conference 2016, University of Oxford, UK.
2016 Exploring Childhood Studies in the Global South Workshop, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, University of Sheffield, UK.
2015 ‘Accommodating deviance in childhood: the contentions of children as sexual beings’, 3rd International Conference of the International Child and Youth Research Network,
‘Theory and Method in Child and Youth Research’, European University, Cyprus.
2014 ‘Children at the West Bengal Border: a state of justice between Bangladesh and India’, 4th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network, Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong.
2013 ‘Childhood Sexuality: an oxymoron: legal myths of sexual offences involving children in India’, 16th Annual meeting-Association for the study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London.
2013 ‘Theirs or Ours! Justice of borders: the case of children from Bangladesh in the observation homes of West Bengal, India’, 15thWorkshop for young researchers- Association Jeunes Etudes Indiennes, France; Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India.
2012 ‘Totemised Childhood: A look into the juvenile justice mechanism in India’, Workshop II as part of the doctoral programme on Global Approaches to Gender and Law, UNILU Chair of Comparative Law, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.
2012 2nd International Summer Institute, ‘Culture, Rights, Identity: Interfaces Between the Humanities and the Law’, University of Osnabrück, Germany.
2012 ‘Pitted against each other: Cases of sexual offence within the Juvenile Justice System in India’ 2nd Global Conference on Childhood-probing boundaries,
Mansfield College, Oxford, UK.

Teaching Experience:
2014- Lecturer, Cambridge International Business College, Freiburg, Germany.
2015-2016 Lecturer, ISW Business College, Freiburg, Germany.
2008-2012 Various part time teaching assignments as lecturer at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, India.

Research Experience:
2008 Research co-ordinator of West Bengal for a study on ‘Construction of a National Youth Development Index and Preparation of National Youth Development Report’, conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.
2008 Research Assistant for a project on village governance in India, conducted through Matsuyama Shinonome College, Japan.

Affiliations:
2015- Southern childhoods network, funded by British Academy Rising Star Scheme, hosted by Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, University of Sheffield, UK.

2015- Member of International Sociological Association, Research Committees on Sociology of Childhood, Sociology of Law.

 

Research interest
Children and childhood, Deviance and criminology, Sociology of law, Gender and sexuality, Research methodology, Disciplinarity and the boundaries of knowledge, The postcolonial and academic knowledge production.