Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

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Phone +47 22857415
Room PAM 410
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

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I mainly work on future fictions and science fiction from an STS and history of science perspective. I work on multiple media, including texts, graphic novels, films and tv, video games, and visual arts.

I am Principal Investigator of the European Research Council project "CoFutures" and of the Norwegian Research Council project "Science Fictionality". I also run the Holodeck (the Games Research Lab), which is the University of Oslo's first lab dedicated to research on video games.

Notable awards include the World Fantasy Award (2020), a top award in the field of speculative fiction, the Johannes H Berg Prize (2019), the Foundation Essay Prize (2017), and the Strange Horizons Readers' Poll Award (2014). 


The projects I lead currently are:

 European Research Council H2020-StG project "CoFutures: Pathways to Possible Presents" (2020-24) (connect)

 Norwegian Research Council FRIPRO-YRT Project "Science Fictionality" (2020-24) 

My other projects or connected projects are

Lifetimes: A Natural History of the Present (NFR FRIPRO Toppforsk). (Co-I)

The Kalpana: Maps and Prototypes of Science Fictional Presences, an artistic research project on the desert with artists Susanne M. Winterling and Goutam Ghosh (completed).

Climate Fiction and Climate Justice in South Asia, with Joey Eschrich and Vandana Singh, an anthology of original fiction and non-fiction interventions in the field of climate change focusing on South Asia.

I am producer of the documentary film Kalpavigyan: A Speculative Journey, the first documentary on Bangla Kalpavigyan and Indian Science Fiction, directed by Arunava Gangopadhyay and co-scripted by us. The film, released in 2021, has been selected and awarded at numerous film festivals worldwide.

I am co-founder of Theory from the Margins, a research collective based in Oslo which organizes webinars, with over 16000 members and followers worldwide.


I am Series Editor (with Taryne Jade Taylor) for the Routledge Book Series: Studies in Global Genre Fiction.

I served as co-Editor-in-Chief of Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Fiction and Fantasy Research (Finfar, Finland), and as co-editor of the Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF, Washington, DC).


I am a fellow of the Imaginary College, Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University ( ).


I have taught futures and futuring workshops worldwide, and served as a consultant on national and international futures projects. I am also consultant for the Innovations team at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 


I have held fellowships and visiting researcher positions at the Center for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2018-19), at the Evoke Lab/Calit 2 and the Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine (2015-16), as well as the Science Fiction Foundation, University of Liverpool (2011-12). 


Former projects I have been part of include Synchronizing the World (NFR-SAMKUL), Lifetimes of Epidemics (NFR-SAMKUL, as Co-I).





Tags: Science Fiction, kalpavigyan, Global Futures, Global Futurisms, Future Studies, Futures, CoFutures, Futures, future studies, futures literacy, postcolonialism, postcolonial studies, climate fiction, game studies, video games, quantum fiction, Anthropocene, Environmental Humanities
Published Apr. 30, 2015 11:51 AM - Last modified Sep. 2, 2021 5:10 PM