Maya Dodd FLAME

I joined FLAME University in 2007 and have held several positions during my tenure. Previously, I taught at Princeton University (2006-7) and prior to that, I also taught while completing my PhD at Stanford University and Masters at the University of Florida.

I have also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Law and Governance at JNU University, India in 2009 and Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies in 2006.

What I Do

Based on my research contributions to the field of South Asian history, a new opening for contemporary engagement with archives and digital tools has allowed me to explore new paths to re-envisioning the way we can practice Cultural Studies. I am associated with the emerging field of “digital humanities” as a means to bringing new questions in imagining cultural issues to the fore in India, especially in terms of public history, engagement and digital media. From an inter-disciplinary perspective, I have since explored new methods to ask new questions in the anthology, Exploring Digital Humanities in India. I have also received two international grants in collaboration – from the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (2019) and the British Academy (2021).


I have presented my scholarly research at the annual international conferences of Association of Digital Humanities, Association of Asian Studies, International Communication Association, Australasian Association of Digital Humanities and several others in India and abroad. I have also received travel and research support from Stanford University, Princeton University, Bryn Mawr and the Asian Studies Association.

I have been key organiser for the following conferences: Law and Social Sciences Network (2010); India’s first twitter conference with DHARTI (2020) and the annual Oral History Association Conference (2020) and served on the Creative Commons Summit 2021 Program Committee.

My collaborations with colleagues have been integral to the anchoring of events with the Milli consortium (International Archives Week), the TOPHI project and the DHARTI committee