Purnima Bose is professor and chair of the Department of International Studies. Her research, teaching and administrative experiences have been inspired by a commitment to building bridges across cultural and international studies. She draws on her training in comparative literature to interpret a variety of texts.
The majority of her research has been focused on exploring questions of agency within larger geopolitical frameworks, including colonialism, nationalist movements and neo-liberalism. Her first book, “Organizing Empire,” examined discourses of individualism in accounts of nationalism, the Indian and Irish women’s movements and the Raj. Since then her research interests have cohered around corporations and the relationship between activism and globalization.