Sayantan Datta is a Faculty Teaching Associate at the Centre for Writing and Pedagogy, Krea University. Originally trained as a neuroscientist, they now dip their feet in science writing, communication and journalism. Their current work critically evaluates science and science practice in India, and lies at an intersection of science, caste, gender, sexuality and health. Their writing has appeared in various forums, some of which include The Wire, Economic and Political Weekly, IndiaBioScience.org, TheLifeofScience.com and The Swaddle. They have also been invited to give public talks at various forums, including the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Ashoka University, Microsoft, Anveshi Centre for Women’s Studies, DE Shaw and Co, and the University of Hyderabad. They are also a part of the feminist multimedia science collective, TheLifeofScience.com and a committee member at queer/disrupt at the University of Warwick. One can read more about them and what they have written at sayantanspins.com.
Vasudha Katju is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Centre for Writing and Pedagogy, Krea University. She has a PhD in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her doctoral research is on the autonomous women’s movement in India, and examines questions of mobilisation, organisation form, and feminist thought and practice within this movement. Her other research projects have been on contemporary Indian feminism, student politics, and academic writing. Her interest in academic writing includes both the stylistic elements and relational aspects of writing. She is interested in understanding narrative in academic writing, and in writing as a way of thinking. She has taught gender studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi, and has also conducted workshops on academic writing for university students. Her writing has appeared in Cafe Dissensus, Firstpost, n+1, and Ladies Finger, amongst others. She also writes fiction.
Anannya Dasgupta directs the Centre for Writing and Pedagogy at Krea University where she is also an Associate Professor of Literature in the Division of Literature and the Arts. Prior to this she set up the Centre for Writing Studies at O.P. Jindal Global University and taught at Shiv Nadar University where her journey in writing pedagogy in India began. She trained in writing pedagogy at the Writing Program at Rutgers University where she also earned her doctorate from the Department of Literatures in early modern literature. Among her publications are Magical Epistemologies: Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern English Drama and a book of poems Between Sure Places (2015). She has also co-edited, along with Madhura Lohokare, a collection of essays Writing In Academia (2019). Her current work is focussed on developing writing pedagogies for the Indian classrooms from school to the university level.