Dr Amitha Santiago Designation: Professor, HOD Email-id:firstname.lastname@example.org Qualification:M.A., Ph.D Teaching Experience: 21 years
Research Experience: 20 years
Area of Specialization:Cultural Studies; South Asian Studies; English Studies; Postcolonial Studies; Gender Studies; Religious Studies; Theology; Critical Theory
• “The Realm of the Possible: ‘Act’ivating the Self in Marriage”. Madras University. School of Christian and Religious Studies. Chennai. 2016. Satya Nilayam Research Centre Journal.
• ‘I Lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence comes my help…’: Ambushing Colonial Christian Discourse through Maroon Voodoo.’ Bangalore Theological Forum. December 2011. Vol. XLIII, No. 2. December 2011.United Theological College. Bangalore, India.
• “Why do the Heathen Rage?’ The Anatomy of a Revolution, Haiti, 1791. Bangalore Theological Forum. United Theological College. Bangalore, India.2011.
• ‘The Pleasures of Bringing Margins into Conversation’-Lessons from Euro Christian Representations of the ‘Carib’bean. Joseph Prabhakar Dayam and P. Mohan Larbeer (eds.), ‘Margins in Conversation: Methodological Discourses in Theological Disciplines’, (Bangalore: (BTESSC) Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College, 2012).
• “Theorizing the Project of Multiple Religious Belonging: Processing Belonging through Belief”. “Exploring Hybridity and Embracing Hospitality: Towards a Theology of Multiple Religious Belonging”. Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute and the World Council of Churches. 2014.
• Dayam, Joseph Prabhakar & Penial Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar. Many yet One. Santiago, Amitha. Chapter 12. World Council of Churches, Geneva. 2015-16.
• “Bayit ze Isha: Housing the Body of the Woman through Spatializing Metaphors.” Chapter in “Culture, Religion and Home-Making in and Beyond South Asia.” Ed. Dr James Ponniah. Fortress Press International. Netherlands.2018.
• “Homes and Spaces under Transformation”. Foreword to the book: Culture, Religion and Home-Making in and Beyond South Asia. Editor Dr James Ponniah. Fortress Press International. Netherlands.2018.
• “Interpreting the Political in the Infrastructural Body of Christ: The Church Union Movement of South India”. International Journal of Asian Christianity Conference. 2018.
• Paper presented at the Hong Kong University: “Performances of the Sacred Feminine in South India” May 2017.
• “Nurturing the Abstract in the Face of Religious Fundamentalism: A Study of Sufi Dharghas in Karnataka.” Paper presented at Fortress Press South Asia Theology Project on “Interrogating and Reconstructing Theology in South Asia". A two year Study Project. Project Title: “Nurturing the Abstract in the Face of Religious Fundamentalism: A Study of Sufi Dharghas in Karnataka.” (2017-2019).
• “‘The Gospel According to Babylon’: The Rastafarian Challenge to Euro-centric Theological Discourse in the Caribbean.” Alumni Refresher Course, United Theological College, Bangalore.2011.
• NASSCOM Training Programme for Communication Skills and Pedagogy. Banaglore. 2014.
• International Journal of Asian Christianity Conference. Chennai. 2018.
• Summer School for ICI (Indo-China-Indonesia) Senior Research Fellows. Hong Kong University. May 2017.
• English Conference “Gender and Fiction”. 2016. Garden City College.
• National Level English Conference on “Vistas of Literary Texts: Reading and Re (-) Marking”. 2014. St. Claret College, Bangalore.
• Board of Studies and Board of Examiners member, Karnataka State Open University, Bangalore.2015
• Board of Studies and Board of Examiners member, St. Joseph’s Post Graduate and Research Centre. Bangalore. 2006-2008; 2013-2015.
• BoE Member, Reva University, Post Graduate Centre. 2015-16.
• Indo-China-Indonesia (ICI) Asian Senior Research Fellowship. Senior Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong (2017-19)
• Awarded Membership into the European Association for South East Asian Studies, Paris, France. ECSAS conferences are organized by the Centre d’Etudes de L’Inde et de L’Asia du Sud. The largest French Social Sciences Institute whose focus is the Indian Subcontinent. 2018 - 2020.
Faculty Development Programmes/Training for English Lecturers/ Workshops for Post graduates and Under graduates :
a) Resource Person: Higher Education and Employability (CMR Institute of Management Studies)
b) Resource Person: Marxist Theory: Whither Marxism? (CMR Institute of Management Studies)
c) Resource Person: Post Modernism and Post Structuralism: ‘Post’ theories(Jain University)
d) Resource Person: Indian Literatures in Translation: Writing India (St Joseph’s Post Graduate Centre)
e) Resource Person: Critical Thinking/Writing/Reading Skills for Higher Education (CMR Institute of Management Studies)
f) Resource Person: Anand Patwardhan and the Gendering of National Identities through Religion (United Theological College)
g) Resource Person: “Post-Colonial Caribbean Cultural Politics” – Department of English Studies, Bangalore University, National University Grants Commission, Refresher Course. (1999-2005)
h) Resource Person: ‘The Gospel According to Babylon’: The Rastafarian Challenge to Euro-centric Theological Discourse in the Caribbean.” Alumni Refresher Course, United Theological College, Bangalore.2011.
i) Resource Person: Educational Systems and the Individual in Education: The Valley School, Bangalore. FDP CMRIMS, English Department, Faculty Development Workshop.2014.
j) Panelist: “Thinking Theologically on Theological Education” at the Consultation on “Thinking Theological Education from below” organized by SCMI and the Collective of Dalit Ecumenical Christian Scholars (CODECS)2013.
k) Course Consultant: “Christology in the Context of the Poor and Other Marginalized.” Wesley Seminary, Washington DC USA. 2013.
l) Chief Guest, Keynote Speaker and Session Chair at the National Level English Conference on “Vistas of Literary Texts: Reading and Re (-) Marking”. 2014. St. Claret College, Bangalore.
m) Resource Person, Madras University, School of Philosophy and Religious Thought. Chennai.
n) ‘Indian Women in Modernity: A Theological Perspective.’ Travel Seminar 5 part Lecture Series. Columbia University and University of Virginia. 2014-15.
o) Moderator: Public Lecture Series. Dr. Bharath Junjunwala. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. “Semitic Spaces in the Vedas”. Neighbours. An Open Inter –Faith Forum. Palanna Bhavan. Bangalore. 2015.
p) Moderator: Inter Faith Forum Panel Discussion on Multiple Belongings. United Theological College. Bangalore. 2015.
q) Consultant and Core Group Member of Columbia University Planning Committee for the International Empire Studies Conference, Southeast Asia Chapter.2016-2019.
r) Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker: Garden City College, Bangalore at the inauguration of the Literary, Cine and Journalism Clubs. 2015.
s) Chairperson: English Conference “Gender and Fiction”. 2016. Garden City College. Bangalore.
t) International Dalai Lama Foundation: Bangalore Chapter. Inter Religious Dialogue Programme Coordinator. 2014. Moderator of the dialogue in Bangalore.
u) International Society for Biblical Literature 2019 Conference Interdisciplinary Planning Committee Core Group Member.2014-19.
v) Moderator: “Narratives in Media and Literature”. National Conference. Kristu Jayanti College. Bnagalore. 2017.
w) Consultant Editor (Language and Content Editor) International Journal of Asian Christianity Conference. Asian Cross Cultural Research Centre. 2018.
x) Resource Person: Workshop Facilitator: at the World Council of Churches CWME Conference: “Moving in the Spirit: Towards Transformative Discipleship”. Tanzania. Africa. March 2018. 1. Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Dalit Narratives of Witness in a Multi – Religious Context 2. Mission From and At the Margins: Dalits and Christianity in India.
y) Moderator of Panel Discussion: “Becoming Woman: Crafting the Female Self in the Private and the Public Spheres”. National Conference. Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College. Bangalore. 2018.