Fung Global Fellows Program

Fung Global Fellows 2020-21

PIIRS invites six exceptional international scholars for one academic year of research, writing and collaboration on a common topic. For the first time, scholars will engage virtually, rather than on campus, due to current coronavirus-related travel restrictions. 

The 2020-21 academic year's fellows include:

Mallika Leuzinger

Fung Global Fellow

Leuzinger earned her Ph.D. in history of art at University College London in 2020, having previously studied at Cambridge University. She is interested in postcolonial modernity and questions of gender, aesthetics and technology. Her dissertation attends to the spaces and relations of “domestic” photography, examining the practices of Haleema Hashim, a Kutchi Memon woman in the south Indian port city of Cochin, and the peripatetic Bengali twin sisters Manobina Roy and Debalina Majumdar, as well as how their work has been retrieved and reconfigured over the past decades. It also considers the ongoing mobilization of the camera as a tool for women’s empowerment in the Global South by NGOs, artists and academics. At Princeton, Leuzinger will develop her doctoral research into the monograph “Dwelling in Photography: Intimacy, Amateurism and the Camera in South Asia” and begin a new project on digital archives and the politics of crowdsourcing history.