Harshit Rathi

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Contact Me

rathi015@umn.edu
612-624-2634

Cultural Stdy/Comparative Lit
216 Pillsbury Dr SE
Rm 235

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2013 - present.
  • BA: Philosophy, Politics, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2013.
  • ISC: Science stream with Computer Science, Don Bosco School Park Circus, Kolkata, India, 2009.
Courses Taught
  • CSCL 1401W Reading Literature: Theory and Practice (Instructor)
  • CSCL 1301W Reading Culture: Theory and Practice (Instructor)
  • OLLI 30222 No Laughing Matter: Taking Humor Seriously (Instructor)
  • CSCL 3456W Sexuality and Culture (Assistant)
  • OLLI 30218 The (pre-)history of "Fake News" (Instructor)
  • CSCL 1501W Reading History: Theory and Practice (Instructor)
  • OLLI 30141 Satyagraha: Gandhi's radical praxis of non-violence (Instructor)
  • CSCL 3175 Comedy: Text and Theory (Assistant)
  • CSCL 1001 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Rhetoric, Power, Desire (Assistant)
  • CSCL 1101 Literature (Assistant)
  • CSCL 3461 Monsters, Robots, Cyborgs (Assistant)
  • CSCL 3321W Theories of Culture (Assistant)
  • GLOS 1112 Globalization and Social Justice (Assistant)
  • POL 1201 Political Ideas and Ideologies (Assistant)
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Graduate Student representative to the Committee of the Whole: Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature , 2016 - 2017
  • Graduate Conference Organizing Committee: New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics , 2016
  • Council of Graduate Students Representative: College of Liberal Arts , 2015 - 2016
  • Friday Colloquium Series Co-convener : Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature , 2015 - 2016
  • Graduate Student Assembly Co-chair: Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature , 2015 - 2016
Awards
  • UMN-Social Science Research Council Interdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2017
  • OLLI Scholar, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Minnesota, 2016
  • Joyce C. Le Vi Graduate Research Partnership Program Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2016
  • Edward W. Said Memorial Summer Language Fellowship, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, 2015
  • CSCL Fellowship, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • N. Marbury Efimenco Graduate Fellowship, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, 2013 - 2014
  • Academic Internship Grant, Amherst College, 2012 - 2013
  • CPSC Social Justice Scholar, Hampshire College, 2012
  • Academic Scholarship, Hampshire College (full-coverage), 2009 - 2013