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Dr Ritu Gairola Khanduri

Name

[Dr Ritu Khanduri]
  • Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Biography

Education

    • 2007 PhD in Anthropology
      The University of Texas at Austin, 2007
    • 1995 MPhil in History
      Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1995
    • 1993 MA in History
      Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1993
    • 1991 BA in History
      University Of Delhi, 1991

Publications

      Book In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
      • "Gandhi Emotion"
        [Khanduri, RituGairola].
      In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
      • Politics of the Visual in Colonial and Postcolonial India
        [Khanduri, RituGairola]. Arlington.
      In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
      • Politics of the Visual in Colonial and Postcolonial India
        [Khanduri, RituGa]. Arlington.
      In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
      • “Branding Gandhi”
        [Khanduri, RituGairola ]. "Routledge".

      Journal Article 2014
      • "Gandhi and the Satyagaraha of Newspaper Cartoons.”
        [Khanduri, Ritu]. 15(1), 1-15.

      Book Chapter 2013
      • “Punch: Another History of Colonial India”
        [Khanduri, Ritu, Harder, H., Mittler, B.]. 165-184. New York : Springer: "Heidelberg/Berlin".

      Journal Article 2013
      • "Terror Myths and Scenes of Violence: A Visual Essay"
        [Khanduri, Ritu]. South Asian Popular Culture. 11(2), 77-88.
      2013
      • “Introduction” (with Dr. Ronie Parciack).
        [Khanduri, Ritu]. South Asian Popular Culture. 11(2), 1-4.

      Book Chapter 2012
      • “Does This Offend You?”
        [Khanduri, Ritu, Kanungo, P.]. 348-364. Thousand Oaks, CA: "Sage Publications".

      Journal Article 2012
      • "South Things about Gandhi"
        [Khanduri, Ritu]. Contemporary South Asia. 20(3), 303-325.
      2012
      • “Picturing India: Democracy, Development and the Common Man.”
        [Khanduri, Ritu]. 25(3), 303-323.

      Journal Article 2010
      • “Comicology: Comic Books as Culture in India"
        [Khanduri, Ritu]. 1(2), 171-191.

      Journal Article 2009
      • “Vernacular Punches: Cartoons and Politics in Colonial India”
        [Khanduri, Ritu]. 20(4), 457-484.

      Journal Article 2001
      • “Sacrifice and Suffering: The Nation and the Nationalist in Colonial India"
        [Khanduri, Ritu].(7), 49-63.

      Journal Article 2000
      • “Considering Public Art”
        [Khanduri, Ritu].(43), 20-21.

Presentations

    • May  2018
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Gandhi and the satyagraha of newspaper cartoons in South Africa.”", Co - sponsored by the African Studies Association & the American Anthropological Association. , Johannesburg, South Africa. (May 25, 2018).
    • April  2018
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Hustling free speech in a global world?”", Silha Center for Ethics and the Hubbard School of Journalism, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. (April 22, 2018).
    • January  2018
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“A history of times we did not laugh” Constructing identities", Miranda House College for Women, University of Delhi. (January 9, 2018).
    • January  2018
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Rethinking the obvious: The rhetoric of development"", Miranda House College for Women, University of Delhi. (January 9, 2018).
    • December  2017
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Gandhi and the satyagraha of newspaper cartoons"", Mani Bhavan, Mumbai. (December 20, 2017).
    • October  2017
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“The challenges of a disrupted media”". (October 20, 2017).
    • October  2017
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“A sustainable word: Reducin g gender - based violence holds the key”", University of Iceland - Reykjavik, Iceland. (October 19, 2017).
    • October  2017
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“The conspiracy of laughter” ", Vigdis Finnbogadottier Institute for Multiculturalism and Foreign Languages, University of Iceland - Reykjavik, Iceland . (October 18, 2017).
    • June  2016
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Divine interventions: Comic books as culture and history in India"", Comicon Arlington , University of Texas Arlington . (June 18, 2016).
    • May  2016
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""Branding Gandhi"", National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi. (May 26, 2016).
    • May  2016
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""What does "culture" mean to you?? ", New Delhi. (May 18, 2016).
    • May  2016
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Portrayal of women in mass media. What needs to change?"", New Delhi . (May 8, 2016).
    • April  2016
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""What can India tell us about media and politics?" ", Richland Community College , Richland, TX . (April 28, 2016).
    • September  2015
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""The culture of cartoons" ", University of Texas Arlington , Arlington, TX. (September 30, 2015).
    • December  2014
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“ Visual anthropology and ethnographies of South Asia: A perspective on cultural a nthropology” ", Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges, Washington, D.C. . (December 4, 2014).
    • December  2014
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Visual anthropology and ethnographies of South Asia: A perspective on cultural anthropology” ", American Anthropological Association Meetings, Washington, D.C.. (December 4, 2014).
    • September  2014
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""Why go to the past"", University of Michigan . (September 5, 2014).
    • July  2014
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Yeh dil maange more” (This heart asks for more)", Association for Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore. (July 1, 2014).
    • August  2013
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Secular sensibilities: Cartoons in contemporary India”", Manchester, United Kingdom . (August 5, 2013).
    • November  2011
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""Not fine artists" ", American Anthropological Association Meetings, Montreal, Canada . (November 16, 2011).
    • January  2011
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Cartoons, culture and structuring news in colonial India” ", University of Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland . (January 18, 2011).
    • July  2010
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“The making of the subaltern” ", University of Bonn - Bonn, Germany . (July 27, 2010).
    • July  2010
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""Punch in India" ", Heidelberg University, Germany. (July 23, 2010).
    • November  2009
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""Does this offend you?" Hindu Trans-nationalisms: Origins, Ideologies, Networks", Rice University . (November 20, 2009).
    • November  2009
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""Maximum missteps: Gandhi, symbolic violence, and netives” ", Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX . (November 13, 2009).
    • October  2009
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“This is not Ram: News, darshan, and caricaturing the Gods in India”", University of Ohio & Denison University , Granville, Ohio . (October 15, 2009).
    • September  2009
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Wellness in the Indian workplace” ", Yale University, Connecticut. (September 24, 2009).
    • June  2009
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""Modern articulations: Visual politics in colonial and postcolonial India” ", University of Hong Kong . (June 7, 2009).
    • October  2008
      Khanduri, Ritu, ""The Buddha does not weep”: Ethical Images and Citizenship in the Indian Public Sphere"", University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin. (October 16, 2008).
    • December  2007
      Khanduri, Ritu, "“Humpty ‘T’umpty has a great fall: the Moral Aesthetics of Cartooning in Contemporary India” ", Washington, D.C.. (December 1, 2007).

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • June 2009 to May 2010 Routes of Caricature: Cartoons, Community, and Commodification in Modern India sponsored by  - $9020
      Ritu Khanduri (Funded)

Courses

      • ANTH 3334-001 ANTHROPOLOGY OF SOUTH ASIA
        (Course Id: 112268)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ANTH 3345-001 VISUALIZING CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111183)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ANTH 3300-001 DEBATES IN CULTURAL ANTHRO
        (Course Id: 106001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ANTH 2322-004 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ANTH 2322-004 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ANTH 2322-005 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ANTH 3345-001 VISUALIZING CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111183)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • COMM 3345-001 VISUALIZING CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111183)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ANTH 4391-003 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 107024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ANTH 2322-003 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963 | Servlearn: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 2322-004 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963 | Servlearn: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 2322-006 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 3300-001 DEBATES IN CULTURAL ANTHRO
        (Course Id: 106001 | Servlearn: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963 | Servlearn: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 4393-003 COMMUNICATION TOPICS
        (Course Id: 104118)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963 | Servlearn: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 2322-003 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ANTH 4345-001 VISUALIZING CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111183)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ANTH 3300-001 DEBATES IN CULTURAL ANTHRO
        (Course Id: 106001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ANTH 2322-004 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ANTH 3334-001 ANTHROPOLOGY OF SOUTH ASIA
        (Course Id: 112268)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ANTH 2322-001 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ANTH 3300-001 DEBATES IN CULTURAL ANTHRO
        (Course Id: 106001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • AAST 4350-004 SPECIAL TOPICS AFR AMER STUDY
        (Topic: Cultural Anthropolog ANTH4342 | Course Id: 112142)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ANTH 4342-001 TOPIC CULTURAL
        (Topic: Gandhi | Course Id: 107020)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ANTH 2322-001 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ANTH 4345-001 VISUALIZING CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111183)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ANTH 3300-001 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ANTH 3334-001 ANTHROPOLOGY OF SOUTH ASIA
        (Course Id: 112268)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ANTH 4391-003 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 107024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ANTH 5698-003 THESIS
        (Course Id: 107063)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ANTH 3300-001 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ANTH 2322-001 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ANTH 5698-003 THESIS
        (Course Id: 107063)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ANTH 5698-003 THESIS
        (Course Id: 107063)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ANTH 5392-003 CONF COURSE IN ANTHROPOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107059)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2013
      • ANTH 3300-001 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ANTH 5392-003 CONF COURSE IN ANTHROPOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ANTH 4342-002 TOPIC CULTURAL
        (Topic: South Asia | Course Id: 107020)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ANTH 5392-003 CONF COURSE IN ANTHROPOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107059)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ANTH 2322-003 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ANTH 5310-001 HIST OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 107034)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ANTH 3300-001 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ANTH 4291-003 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 107006)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ANTH 4345-001 VISUALIZING CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111183)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ANTH 2322-001 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ANTH 5341-001 POSTCOLONIAL SOUTH ASIA
        (Course Id: 106118)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ANTH 3300-001 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ANTH 5392-003 CONF COURSE IN ANTHROPOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107059)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ANTH 4345-001 VISUALIZING CULTURE
        (Course Id: 111183)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ANTH 4391-003 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 107024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ANTH 2322-001 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ANTH 2322-002 GLOBAL CULTURE
        (Course Id: 106963)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • HUMA 5303-001 STUD CULTURE
        (Course Id: 107189)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ANTH 5349-001 TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
        (Topic: Anthropology of South Asia | Course Id: 107045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Aug 2017 to  Sept 2018 Committee Chair
      Anthropology ACTP Committee
      Led committee and prepared statements for tenure earning faculty, Dr. Speier. Tenure awarded. Led committee and prepared statements for tenure earning faculty, Dr. Montemayor's successful third year review. Led committee and prepared statements for tenure earning faculty, successful second year review

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2016 to  Present
      Committee Member
      American Anthropological Association's Rapid Response Network
      Writing, reviewing, networking internationally on anthropologists under threat.
    • Past to  Mar 2018
      Reviewer, Book
      WW Norton
      Reviewed chapters on media in the textbook edited by K. Guest, Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age, second edition. Invited.