Project Advisory Board

Marie Chantal Cyulinyana is a Physics Lecturer at the University of Rwanda, She is also President of the Rwandan Association for women in science and engineering (RAWISE) aiming at promoting women in STEM.

Jolly Rubagiza holds a PhD in Education from the University of Bristol in the UK. She has a long career in academics and leadership positions in Rwanda. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Rwanda (UR). Until July 2020, she was the Acting Director General at the Rwanda Management Institute (RMI), which is a training, research and capacity building institution for public and private sector employees in Rwanda. Before joining Rwanda Management Institute in 2017, as Deputy Director General, she was the Director of the Center for Gender Studies at UR. Throughout her teaching, research and leadership career, she has led and engaged in different research and consultancy projects, conducted various trainings, mentored girls and young women and provided leadership at different levels. Jolly has published scholarly articles and teaching materials on various topics including; Gender and Education, Peace Building and Social Cohesion in Education, Gender and Local Governance, ICT in Education, HIV/AIDS, and others She is an active member of a number of women’s organisations in Rwanda, and also a Board Member to several institutions in the country.

Suchorita Chattopadhyay is Professor in Comparative Literature and Co-ordinator, Centre for Canadian Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has been the President of the Shastri Indo- Canadian Institute for the period between 2016 and 2017. Her research interests are Indigenous Canadian literature, Canadian immigrant literature, Comparative study of Indian and South-east Asian literatures, Women’s Writings and Translation of Indian literatures into English. She is also the Principal Investigator for a project on ‘Locating Indigeneity in the Global South: Revival, Conservation, Sustainability’ at Jadavpur University under the RUSA 2.0 scheme of the University.  She is an EC member of Comparative Literature Association of India. Professor Chattopadhyay has contributed to many journals and anthologies of critical essays and is also a prolific translator. She is currently editing a series of anthologies of critical essays on Comparative Literature from different Indian languages in English translation and has also been commissioned to write a Short History of Canadian Literature by Orient Blackswan.

Kunal Chattopadhyay is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University in india. His field of specialisation covers Social History of Science and Technology/Gender Studies as well as radical politics in India. Kunal has had a long and varied teaching career, spanning 30 years at Jadavpur University during which he was been involved in many funded research projects as well as extensive publications.