Eduardo Acosta

Edwardo
Office Hours: Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Cohort Year: 2015
Advisor(s): Dipesh Chakrabarty
Subject Area: Bengali
Research Interests: Medievalism, Environmental and Spatial History, premodern Bangla and Sanskrit literature, Periodization and temporalities
Education: MA, The College of Mexico, 2013. BA, National University of Mexico, 2010.

Biography

I’m interested in Sanskrit and Bengali literary cultures from the 17th to the early 19th century in Bengal. I engage mostly with Sanskrit and Middle Bengali poetry produced in small royal courts in Central Bengal and their reception during the 19th century. My work not only explores the late medieval/early modern of Bengal, it also poses questions of how notions of periodization, especially the idea of the middle ages, were used, conceived and deployed in early colonial Bengal. My research encompasses different approaches, ranging from cultural history and philology to environmental history and place-construction theory.

Research Interests

Medievalism, Environmental and Spatial History, premodern Bangla and Sanskrit literature, Periodization and temporalities.

Teaching Experience

  • First Year Sanskrit, Teaching Assistant,  Autumn 2019
  • Second Year Sanskrit, Teaching Assistant 2018
  • College Writing Instructor, Autumn 2017

Education

MA, The College of Mexico, 2013.

BA, The National University of Mexico, 2010.