Originally trained in pediatrics and public health, Professor Sayantani DasGupta is a scholar of health humanities. She is faculty in the M.S. Program in Narrative Medicine, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. She is the co-author of , the author of a
memoir , and the co-editor of two collections, and . Her scholarly and creative work is anthologized and published widely, in such venues as Salon.com, The Feminist Wire, Academic Medicine, JAMA, The Hastings Center Report, Sociological
Images, and the Lancet. She lectures widely on issues of race, gender,
medical training, health and social justice, and is also the New York
Times bestselling author of children's fantasy books from Scholastic
Publishers (The Serpent's Secret, 2018; Game of Stars 2019; The Chaos
Curse 2020).

Sayantani DasGupta, MD



Forthcoming: The Chaos Curse: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond (Coming 2020)

Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond (Scholastic Press, New York, NY 2019)

The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond. (Scholastic Press, New York, NY. 2018)

Globalization and Transnational Surrogacy in India: Outsourcing Life (Lexington, 2014) - Co-editor

Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write their Bodies (Kent State, 2007) - Co-editor

Her Own Medicine: A Woman's Journey from Student to Doctor (Ballantine, 1999)

The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folktales (Interlink, 1995)

Professor DasGupta's most recent publication is Game of Stars, the second installment of her fantasy series: 

Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond. 

Game of Stars hit the New York Times Bestseller list in March of 2019.

[Brad] Thor raves about The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta. "Kiran’s 12th birthday starts with her parents missing and a demon crashing into her kitchen in New Jersey! Suddenly, the tales her mom and dad told her about the far-off, magical place that they are from don’t sound so unbelievable anymore," he said.

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CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.

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