University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago), "Planetary Futures," Futurities Lecture Series

April 20, 2023

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Dipesh Chakrabarty


Dipesh Chakrabarty is currently the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is the Faculty Director, University of Chicago Center in Delhi, a faculty fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, an associate of the Department of English, and by courtesy, a faculty member in the Law School. His fields of expertise include modern South Asian history and historiography, postcolonial studies, theory and history, globalization, climate change and human history.


Chakrabarty holds a BSc (physics honors) degree from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, a postgraduate Diploma in management (considered equivalent to MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a PhD (history) from the Australian National University. He is the recipient of the 2014 Toynbee Foundation Prize for his contributions to global history and of the 2019 Tagore Memorial Prize awarded by the Government of West Bengal for his book The Crises of Civilization: Exploring on Global and Planetary Histories (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018). 


Homer Statue
Wilson 142
12:00-1:30 pm (EST)