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Anwesha Chakraborty


Anwesha Chakraborty



PhD student, Science, Cognition and Technology, University of Bologna (2013-).


Office address:
CIS – Department of Philosophy and Communication
University of Bologna
Via Zamboni 38
40126 Bologna


2011-2013: Laurea Magistrale (Master’s Degree) in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (GIOCA), Faculty of Economics, University of Bologna. Dissertation title: Presenting the past to the present public: an appraisal of the Indian context and a proposal for an ‘unusual’ exhibit on silk. Supervisor: Anna Guagnini.

2008-2010: Master of Philosophy in English, Department of English, University of Hyderabad. Dissertation title: Indian Food (Writing) in English. Supervisor: K Narayana Chandran.

2005-2007: Master of Arts in English Literature, Language and Cultural Studies, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, India.

2002-2005: Bachelor of Arts. Subjects studied: English Literature (Honours), History and Political Science (minors), University of Calcutta.


History of science, technology and educational institutions, impact of science and technology on societies, policies related to scientific education and training, cultural representations of science and technology, museums and pedagogy, innovative ways of narrating and managing history.

Professional experience

04/2011- : freelance writer and editor of English language teaching materials.

12/2010-07/2011: editor of medical and lifestyle magazines with Apollo Life, the philanthropic wing of Apollo Hospitals, India’s leading private medical care facility.

10/2009-09/2010: senior desk editor at Cambridge University Press India Private Limited, worked on a wide range of English language teaching textbooks for primary, secondary and tertiary education.

05/2007 to 07/2008: assistant editor at Cambridge University Press India Private Limited.

Linguistic competences

English (bilingual competence), Bengali (mother tongue), Hindi, German (beginner).

Computer skills

MS Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe InDesign. Theoretical knowledge of HTML and XML, databases and web 2.0.


Writing, editing, blogging, reading news and trivia on the Internet, singing, watching old TV series and movies, travelling to as many new places as possible.