Kristin Plys is an assistant professor of sociology specializing in histories of café culture in the Global South with a particular focus on South Asia. Her first book, Brewing Resistance: Indian Coffee House and the Emergency in Postcolonial India (Cambridge, 2020) is a systematic historical analysis of the resistance against India’s Emergency (1975-7) as seen through the café culture of 1970s New Delhi. Her current research is on politically oriented visual art and literary movements rooted in the café culture of Lahore, Pakistan during the 1977 military coup. She has held visiting positions at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan, the Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen in Göttingen, Germany, the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India and the Centre for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram, India.
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