Dr. Rohee Dasgupta

Professor & Executive Director, Centre for European Studies (CES) and Convener, Jindal Centre for Israel Studies (JCIS)

B.A. (Calcutta, India); M.A. (Hebrew U., Israel); M.A., Ph.D., PG Cert. (Keele, U.K.)

Dr. Rohee Dasgupta is Professor & Executive Director, Centre for European Studies (CES) and Convener, Jindal Centre for Israel Studies (JCIS). She teaches courses on European Studies, Israel Studies and Academic Writing in JSIA as well as supervises related area studies based M.A. dissertations. 

Before joining JSIA, she taught Eurasian Studies, Sociology and International Relations both at Keele and Open Universities in the U.K. for three years. By research she is an anthropologist of Jewish Identity and Culture. Her Ph.D. funded by Keele University in the U.K. was on Renewal of Polish-Jewish Identity and Rights in Poland post-1945. She did her doctoral training in Holocaust Studies organized by the Research Centre for Holocaust and Twentieth Century History, Department of German at Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Manchester, the Arts and Humanities Board and the Wiener Library in the U.K. She was a visiting scholar at the Simon Dubnow Institute of Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig University, Germany.

Since 2012, she has been fellow at the Schusterman Centre for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, USA. She was selected as a participant for European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Summer School, organized by the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2014 and for the Conference on International Holocaust Education led by the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), USA and UNESCO in 2015. She co-organized a conference in JSIA on Mass Violence and Memory with USHMM support, following which the USHMM has given her a visiting scholarship for November 2016. In 2016, she conducted a multi-sited ethnographic research on St. Louis, MO and Yokneam-Megiddo Sister City Partnership which is at the write-up stages. In summer 2017,  Rohee held two consecutive fellowships, first, as a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and second, as a Scholar in Residence on Antisemitism Studies at The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), St. John’s College, University of Oxford, UK.

From December 2015, she has been pursuing her second masters’ degree (a combined on-site and distance learning M.A. program) in Jewish Education at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She tweets: @roheedg

Rohee is an External Research Fellow of the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, Carleton University, Canada

Anthropology of Jewishness, Ethnography, Jewish Identity Studies, Israel Studies, Urban Minority Jewish Culture and Rights, European Studies, Holocaust Studies, Migration and Identity Studies.