Sayan Dey is a Lecturer, Postgraduate Department of English, Royal University of Bhutan. He obtained his PhD (English) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He is a recipient of Charles Wallace Short-term Fellowship, Journal of International Women’s Studies Fellowship(twice), and Volkswagen Foundation Scholarship with respect to his research projects on decolonial studies. As a documentary filmmaker, he is one of the founding members of “Aurthaat Productions: A Creative Research and Academic Archive” which documents stories associated with unique histories, cultures and traditions across the world.
His first documentary Their Stories, their voices: The Orphans of the British Raj has been screened in several film festivals and academic forums across the world. His areas of interest are decolonial studies, postcolonial studies, racial studies, cultural studies, social anthropology, food humanities and modern Indian theatre.