International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor Dr. Denys P. Leighton

No Room of One’s Own: Redefining Work Life Balance in the Age of Work from Home

Moderator: Professor Dr. Denys P. Leighton, Dean, Jindal School of Languages and Literature, O.P. Jindal Global University, India


Denys P. Leighton has been teaching since 2009 in the School of Liberal Studies and the School of Undergraduate Studies of Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), where he has occupied posts of Dean, School of Liberal Studies (2014 – 2017), Convenor of
the Standing Committee (of the Academic Council) for Research (2011 – 2015) and Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for International Partnerships
(2015 – ). He taught history and European studies at several other institutions including the University of Delhi, Tulane University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the State University of New York at Brockport. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia (BA) and Washington University, St. Louis (MA, PhD), studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Germany) and was associated with the University of Oxford while pursuing his doctoral research. He has received fellowships and research grants from Washington University, the Max Kade Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. His major publications include The Greenian Moment: T. H. Green, Religion and Political Argument in Victorian Britain (Exeter, UK, and Charlottesville, VA, USA: Imprint Academic, 2004) and Lives of Victorian Political Figures. Part IV: J. S. Mill, Walter Bagehot, William Morris and T. H. Green by their Contemporaries, Vol. 2: Green and Morris (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2009). Areas of his research include European social and political thought since c. 1750, especially liberal and socialist traditions and utopia; print culture and reading in Europe and the colonial world c. 1700 – 1950; colonial intellectuals and anti-colonial movements; religion, ideology and nationalism in several contexts (Britain, Germany, the United States, India); relationships since c. 1800 between cosmopolitan ideas, colonialism and internationalist solidarities (‘colonial cosmopolitanism’). He reviews in academic and non-academic journals and magazines, evaluates scholarly manuscripts for publishers and has been a guest editor or associate editor for academic journals. He participates in the editorial collective of German Studies in India. Beiträge aus der Germanistik in Indien (München: Iudicium Verlag).