Sociology Doctoral Candidate Debadatta Chakraborty Earns American Sociological Association Grant
Debadatta Chakraborty, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology, has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant by the American Sociological Association (ASA).
Chakraborty’s dissertation research examines the rise of Hindutva (Hindu nationalism) in India and its connection to diasporic youth mobilization, centering the nationalist politics of the Indian diaspora within the U.S.
The project addresses key concerns within transnational political sociology, sociologies of education, youth organization, gendered-racialized religion and sociologies of South Asia. Chakraborty’s findings have the potential to inform policymakers, local governments and community education/youth programs that lobby local politicians to build and defend inclusive democracies.
The ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants program supports theoretically grounded empirical investigations to advance understanding of fundamental social processes, with up to 25 awards given each year.