Kabita Chakraborty is Assistant Professor in the Children’s Studies programme at York University. She has been a research fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, the University of Melbourne, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, the University of Wollongong, and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in India. Kabita has also been a lecturer at the University of Queensland and the University of Malaya in Malaysia before joining 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 Youth Cultures, was published by Routledge in late 2015.
Keywords: Youth culture in South and Southeast Asia; youth migration in Asia; sexual and reproductive health of young people in Asia; India; Malaysia; Bangladesh