Kasturi Chatterjee

Kasturi Chatterjee

Graduate Student

kasturi.chatterjee@duke.edu

Kasturi earned their bachelor's degree with a triple major in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology in 2015. They went on to earn an MA in Sociology in 2017 and another in German Studies in 2022 with a focus on media, film and translation studies. Coming to German Studies via an interest in critical theory, literary translation and film studies, for their MA dissertation, they examined the influence of American Hip Hop in the 21st century Deutschrap industry.The focus of the study was on the various minoritarian expressions of transcultural and translingual agency by artist collectives. The aim was to look at alternative forms of political agency articulated by bodies marked as Outsiders by German civil society. Kasturi's current research interests lie in the areas of Black German Studies, Afropean literature, film studies, Zombie Ideology and philosophy. When not in the library, they are busy cooking desi food, brewing South Indian drip coffee or drawing cartoons to amuse their friends.