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Department of Humanities
     
Babitha Justin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
 
Office
Tel:+91-471-2568671
Fax:+91-471-2568406
Email:babitha@iist.ac.in













Education
  • Ph.D. (Univ. of Hyderabad)
  • M.Phil. (JNU)
  • MA (Univ. of Kerala)

Course Offered
  • Undergraduate: Communication Skills and Visual Communication
  • PhD: Course on Theory of Visuality and Culture Studies , Film Studies, Gender and Visuality

Experience
  • Reader, Dept. of Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology from 2011 to the present.
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology from September 2007 to 2011
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Humanities, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology from September 2007 to 2011
  • Lecturer, Dept. of English, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) from May 2002 to September 2007
  • Served as counsellor of Meghalaya Tura region, for English M.A Course in IGNOU from Jan 2004- August, 2007.
  • Was part of the LISP (Language Intensive Skills Programme) organized by the Department of English Hyderabad Central University and framed Teaching Capsules for Language Teaching.
  • Taught Remedial course in English for socially deprived students and prepared course materials on Grammar for the Remedial Course.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University. Taught English language to B.A Russian students. Designed the course and prepared study materials for the Course.
  • Served as Freelancer and art columnist in Encyclopedia Britannica (2000-2001).

Research Work / Area
  • Post colonial and Women’s Studies, Travel Writing and Photography, European Literature, Culture Studies, Visual Art and the Ontology of 20th Century English Poetry and Music, Studies in Indigenous Tribes and Cultures.
  • Travel Writing and Photography, Culture Studies, Film studies
Projects:
  • Hauni: Developing Communicative English Software for IIST Student.
Content Production:
  • ‘Cell Phone Culture’: For 'Instructional Material for Educational Purposes. Epathsala (2014).
  • Documentary on Body language (2014).
  • Documentary “ Homing Pigeon: A Student’s Life in IIST (2015).
  • Documentary: Interview Skills (2015).
Publications
  • Exploring Fat Lives: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Reading of Two South Indian Movies. Paper Accepted.
  • Meandering Mind: A Study of Mental Disability in Malayalam Movie Aham . Studies in South Asian Film and Media, 2017.
  • “The Presence of Period.” In the Footsteps of Survival (ed. Jyothi KG) Thrissur: Mayflower Publishers, 2016.
  • "Documenting Indian Rhythms in James Ivory’s the Sword and the Flute." International Journal of Humanities & Social Science Studies 2.3 (2015).
  • "The Householder: A Comedy within the Times of Nehruvian Nationalism." International Multidisciplinary e-Journal 4.11 (2015).
  • “Home Before and After: A study of British women travellers in India before and after Colonialism.’ CLRI August 2013. Print Edition ISSN 2250-3366.
  • ‘Tourism Imagined and Re-imagined: A Case Study in the Travel writings in Contemporary India’ has been peer reviewed and vetted for publication.
  • Protocol: Journal of Translation, Creative and Critical Writings, Vol. V, No. I & II Spring and Winter, 2011.
  • "Resistance and Conformity in the Project Colonial: A Study of Shakuntala Paintings in Ravi Varma". Dominance and Resistance in Text and Context: Probing Colonial and Post Colonial history of India, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, London, 2009
  • “Achik as Christian: Proselytism and Violence on Travel Literature, A Case Study of William Carey’s The Garo Jungle Book”, Protocol, Spring, 2007.
  • “Portraits Speak, The Politics of Portrait Making: Looking at Ravi Varma’s Laxmi Bai”, Protocol, Fall, 2007.
  • “Women and Contemporary Travel Writing in India?” (TSJ, Under publication).
  • “Ravi Varma and the politics of Nationalism: An Analysis of the Construct of the Typical Ravi Varma Woman?” (Journal of Arts and Aesthetics, Under publication).
Books
  • Babitha Justin. Poems from a Serpent Town, I Write Imprint, New Delhi, 2018.
  • Babitha Justin and Abhirami Girija Sriram. The Silver Lining: Remembering Our Grandmothers, Readme books, 2018.
  • Babitha Justin. From Canon to Trauma: Essays in Literature. Bodhi Tree Books and Publications, Trivandrum (2017).
  • Babitha Justin .Humour: Texts, Contexts, (edited) 2015.
  • Of Fireflies, Guns and Hills and Other poems (2015)
  • Babitha Justin. Es-say it Again on Literature: Useful Essays for the Perplexed Student. TES Publications, Kerala. 2011
Book Chapters
  • “Arms and the Women: A Case Study of Some Women Entrepreneurs in the Garo Hills” in the book Armed Conflict and Women: Consequences and Coping Mechanisms Edited by Sukhvinder Kaur Multani, The ICFAI University press, Hyderabad, 2009
  • “Under Surveying Eyes: Ethnographical Profiling and the Construction of ‘Identities’in the Colonial Writings in the Garo Hills” in the book Theory and Practice of Ethnography: Reading from the Peripheries Edited by Eswarappa Kasi and Ramesh C. Malik . IGRMS, New Delhi, 2009.
Creative
  • Ten Poems on travel in the International anthology of poems called “Journeys” edited by Graham Vivian Lancaster FPMI and Dr. Shaleen Kumar Singh published by Trayberry Press / Alexander House, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • The Poem “Shadow Harvest” published in Taj Mahal Review: An International Journal.
  • Devoted To Arts, Literature, Poetry And Culture.
  • The short story, “A Yuppie Diary: One Night at Godavari Hostel”, Selected Short Stories in Contemporary Indo-Anglian Literature published by Sarup and sons, New Delhi.
  • Was the featured poet in English for “Poetry Slam: Brave New Voices of Kerala” Organised by the US Consulate General in Chennai and sponsored by Keralatoday.com. Asianet and DC Books.
  • Our Guilt Trips and their Exodus, Postcolonial Text, Vol 5, No 4, 2009.
  • Post Colonial Selves: My Country and Me, Postcolonial Text, Vol 6, No 1, 2011.
  • Trainscapes, Indian Journal of Postcolonial Literature, July- December 2007.
Content Production
  • Babitha Justin.’Superheroes’. For Instructional materials for Educational purposes E Pathsala (2018).
  • Babitha Justin.Documentary: Interview Skills (2015).
  • Babitha Justin.Documentary “ Homing Pigeon: A Student’s Life in IIST (2015).
  • Babitha Justin.Documentary on Body language (2014).
  • BabithaJustin.‘Cell Phone Culture’: For Instructional Material for Educational Purposes. Epathsala (2014).
Online Publications
  • Babitha Justin. Our Guilt Trips and their Exodus. Post Colonial Text. 2009. (5) 4. http://postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/1179/994.
  • Babitha Justin. Post Colonial selves: My Country and Me. Post Colonial Text. 2011. (6) 1
  • Babitha Justin. (2014) The Making Of The ‘Feminine’: Looking At Popular Magazines Inside Out. http://littcrit.org/response.html.
Translations
  • Babitha Justin.(trans.) Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment at Work: Guide to Sexual Harassment at Workplace. New Delhi: International Labour Organisation, 2013.
International and National Seminars and Conferences
International
  • August 25th 2008- presented the paper ‘Narrating Li(v)es: The Meeting of the Delusive “Self” and the “Other” in Contemporary British Women Travellers’ at the Life Writing Seminar in the European Society of Studies in English at the University of Arhus, Denmark
  • 5th-7th November, 2008. “Tourism Imagined and Re-imagined: A Case Study of the Travel Writings in Contemporary India” at International Conference on Managing Diversity in the Era of Globalization: Culture, Environment Tourism in Canada and India organized by UGC Area Study Centre for Canadian Studies University of Kerala and Canadian High Commission
National
  • March 19th, 2009. “Making of the Feminine: Looking at Two Popular Magazines inside out” National Seminar on Culture Studies, organized by Samyukta and Women’s Studies Centre, University of Kerala
  • 24-26th March, 2009. ‘Resistance and Conformity in the Project ‘Colonial’: A Look at Shakuntala paintings of Raja Ravi Varma’. Dominance and Resistance in Colonial and Post Colonial Era. Department of History School of social sciences and international studies, Pondicherry University
  • 9th-10th July 2009. ‘Women Over Ages: A Look at the Representation of Women as Essence of India in Two Travel Texts’. International Conference on Culture, Globalisation and the Ethics of Humanities, SB College Changanasserry.
  • 23rd Sept 2009. Invited Lecture on “Women Represented by the Print Media: Issues to be Pondered and Addressed: Two Case Studies” One Day Seminar on Women’s Writing: New Perspectives organised by the Post Graduate Dept of English and Research Centre, Govt. Brennan College, Thalassery
Creative
  • Ten Poems on travel in the International anthology of poems called “Journeys” edited by Graham Vivian Lancaster FPMI and Dr. Shaleen Kumar Singh published by Trayberry Press / Alexander House, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • The Poem “Shadow Harvest” published in Taj Mahal Review: An International Journal
  • Devoted To Arts, Literature, Poetry And Culture
  • Ten Poems on travel in the International anthology of poems called “Journeys” edited by Graham Vivian Lancaster FPMI and Dr. Shaleen Kumar Singh published by Trayberry Press / Alexander House, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • The Poem “Shadow Harvest” published in Taj Mahal Review: An International Journal
  • Devoted To Arts, Literature, Poetry And Culture
  • The short story, “A Yuppie Diary: One Night at Godavari Hostel”, Selected Short Stories in Contemporary Indo-Anglian Literature published by Sarup and sons, New Delhi
  • Was the featured poet in English for “Poetry Slam: Brave New Voices of Kerala” Organised by the US Consulate General in Chennai and sponsored by Keralatoday.com. Asianet and DC Books
Other Information:
    • Attended National and International Seminars as volunteer, rapporteur and Paper presenter.
    • Co-organizer of the Friday Seminar series in NEHU.
    • Member of the Board of Post Graduate Studies in NEHU.
    • Photo Editor of Protocol magazine.
    • Organized and Participated in the Creative Writing Workshop and presented Poems on the 29- 30 September 2004.
    • Represented the state of Meghalaya in the World Poetry Day in celebrated in Gangtok and presented a poem in March 2006.
    • Member of Northeast Poets forum from 2005 onwards.
    • Have ten years of research experience at Jawaharlal Nehru University (1998-2001) and the University of Hyderabad (2001 to 2008).
    • JRF Scholar in July, 2000.
  • Attended National and International Seminars as the Key note speaker and Paper presenter.
  • Resource Person for ASAP , Kerala
  • Co-organizer of the Friday Seminar series in NEHU.
  • Member of the Board of Post Graduate Studies in NEHU.
  • Photo Editor of Protocol magazine.
  • Organized and Participated in the Creative Writing Workshop and presented Poems on the 29- 30 September 2004.
  1. Recording and producing online teaching materials
  2. Recording invited lectures
  3. Producing audio visual content for teaching learning processes
  4. Screening Documentaries, Movies, Videos,  etc