If you made any changes in Pure, your changes will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Interests

Gaonkar has two sets of scholarly interests: rhetoric as an intellectual tradition, both its ancient roots and its contemporary mutations; and, global modernities and their impact on the political.

Education/Academic qualification

Theatre, MA, Tufts University

Political Science, MA, University of Bombay

Politics and Philosophy, BA, University of Bombay

Rhetoric and Communication, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Dilip P Gaonkar is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 2 Similar Profiles
editor Social Sciences
Democracy Medicine & Life Sciences
modernity Social Sciences
rhetoric Social Sciences
ontology Social Sciences
reflexivity Social Sciences
criticism Social Sciences
conversation Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Grants 2006 2018

Research Output 1993 2017

They, the People: Overlooking the Populist Complaint

Gaonkar, D. P., Oct 2017, In : Berlin Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Afterword: The slow burn of modernity

Gaonkar, D. P., Jan 1 2016, Behind the Masks of Modernism: Global and Transnational Perspectives. University Press of Florida, p. 227-250 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Modern Social Imaginaries Revisited: A Conversation

Calhoun, C., Gaonkar, D. P., Lee, B., Taylor, C. & Warner, M., 2015, In : Social Imaginaries. 1, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nation state

After the Fictions: Notes Towards a Phenomenology of the Multitude

Gaonkar, D. P., Oct 2014, In : e-flux journal . 58

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ernesto Laclau ‘s On Populist Reason

Gaonkar, D. P. (ed.), 2012, In : Cultural Studies. 26, 2-3

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Ernesto Laclau