Sanjay Kumar, Lecturer at CAW and Visiting Lecturer at the Department of History, teaches Academic Writing in the Departments of Gender Studies, Public Policy, Nationalism Studies and Research and Thesis Writing for Graduate and Doctoral students of Legal Studies since 2010. In 2020, he also co-designed and taught the course "Genres of Writing" for undergraduate students of BA (Culture, Politics and Society )Program of CEU Vienna. Sanjay holds a PhD in English Literature from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He has twenty years of university teaching experience in courses related to English language, Literature and Culture, Effective Communication Skills, Linguistics, in national technical universities and premier Business schools in India like the National institute of Technology(NIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM).He was an Assistant Professor in English in the Department of Modern Philology, Selye Janos University, Slovakia and International Business School(IBS),Budapest. He also taught English and Academic Writing for undergraduate, graduate students and doctoral researchers in Corvinus University, Budapest. He was the Director of Studies (DoS) for the Open Society Foundation(OSF), New York, Pre-Academic summer school in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Sanjay is the founder and convener of the CEU South Asian Studies Research (SARG) research group. He piloted a theatre course and workshop for the refugee students in the CEU Olive program leading to a Humanities Initiative funded practice oriented course-Building Narratives-Self Expression through Literature, Art and Performance in 2017.Sanjay's research interests are literary studies including writing pedagogy (theory and practice),theatre and film studies, post-colonialism and intellectual histories of Global South. In 2020, Sanjay began a pilot research project funded by the CEU Research Support Scheme (RSS) with Prof. Balazs Trencsenyi of History department on the histories of of Global Socialisms revisiting the intellectual history of socialism as a concept in the south western state of Kerala in India. This is a background study of a larger planned comparative research on trajectories of socialist thought in South Asia and Eastern Europe.
Sanjay is the Chair of the CEU Senate Library Committee. He is also a member of the Academic Integrity Committee of the School of Public Policy (SPP).He currently represents CEU Vienna in the International Steering Committee of the OSUN-funded project Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network (EHCN) and is the project lead for CEU in this academic year.