Ritwik Bhattacharyya

Ritwik Ranjan
Global Perspectives on Society Teaching Fellow

Ritwik Ranjan is a Global Perspectives on Society Teaching Fellow at NYU Shanghai. Educated in India and the United States, Ritwik received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in the Spring semester of 2016. Informed by Postcolonial Theory and its contestations, Ritwik’s doctoral work is situated at the crossroads of the Philosophy of History, the History of Ideas, and Literature. At Princeton, he assisted undergraduate teaching in the departments of History, Near Eastern Studies and Sociology.

Recent Publications

Research Interests

  • The Philosophy of History and Historiography
  • Anticolonial and Postcolonial Thought
  • Social and Cultural Histories of Modern South Asia


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Princeton University, 2016


  • English
  • Bengali
  • Hindi (Reading)
  • French (Reading)