Dhiren Borisa

Assistant Professor

B.A. (Mohanlal Sukhadia University); B.Ed (Mohanlal Sukhadia University); M.A. (JNU); M.Phil. (JNU); Ph.D. (JNU)

Dr. Dhiren Borisa recently acquired his doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University on Queer Cartographies of Desires in Delhi, in which he studied different Delhi spaces such as cruising parks and queer nightlife, massage parlours and LGBT activist forums. His research highlighted the daily negotiations and caste, class and gendered hierarchies implicit in these queer spaces, pushing the field of Human Geography in South Asia to newer challenges posed by Queer and Anti-Caste Studies. He has previously taught at Miranda House, Delhi University and has presented his academic work on Queerness and Caste at several academic conferences and invited lectures in India and abroad. Dr. Borisa is also a practicing poet who performs his bilingual poetry in Hindi and English at different public literary and activist fora on a regular basis. He was recently invited as a visiting fellow at the Leicester Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Leicester.