Children, Childhood and Youth program, Department of Humanities, York University
Research keywords: Children and youth; culture and cultural studies; South Asia; Southeast Asia; children’s studies
Kabita Chakraborty is Associate Professor in the Children, Childhood and Youth program at York University. Her research interests include the everyday lives of young women and children in the urban slums of South Asia, the sexual and reproductive health of young people, Islamic girlhoods and boyhoods, women’s migration in a globalizing Asia, and qualitative research methods with children. Her first book—Young Muslim Women in India: Bollywood, Identity and Changing Lives—was published by Routledge (2015). Her current SSHRC-funded research project is Extreme Love: Young People’s Experiences at the Intersection of Intimacy and Violence in Urban India. She has been a research fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne, the University of Wollongong, and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in India. Kabita was a lecturer at the University of Queensland and the University of Malaya in Malaysia before joining York University.