Prasad Pannian

Edward W. Said Fellow

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University in the City of New York

Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature

Central University of Kerala, India

Dr. Prasad Pannian is Associate Professor in the Department of English & Comparative Literature, Central University of Kerala, India. He is the author of Edward Said and the Question of Subjectivity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan) 2016. He edited four special issues of the International Research Journal of Central University of Kerala, Humanities Circle (ISSN 2321-8010) on Democracy and its Discontents (Summer 2015), The Anthropocene and the Human Sciences (Winter 2015), The Public Intellectual (Summer 2016)  and Minding the Body (Winter 2016). Dr. Pannian’s monograph on Edward Said in his native tongue Malayalam was published by SPCS, Kottayom, Kerala in 2017. He has been a Fellow at School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (2013) and in the New School for Social Research’s Institute for Critical Social Inquiry, New York City (2016). He received his MA, MPhil and PhD from the University of Calicut, Kerala, India. With various fellowhsips, he lectured and presented research papers at conferences and workshops in many Universities in India and abroad including University of Ottawa and Carlton University, Canada (2008), Birkbeck Institute for Humanities, University of London (2012), Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory at Department of History and Cultures of the Alma mater Studiorum--University of Bologna, Italy ( 2018) & Institute for Philosophy at Humboldt Universitat Zu Berlin, Germany (2018). 

During his Fellowship at Columbia University, Prasad Pannian will be working on  the “Hermeneutics of Exile in Moments of Danger” with reference to the works of Edward Said.