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(205) 934-4250

Research and Teaching Interests: Rhetoric and composition, multi-ethnic literature, women’s studies

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.A., University of Delhi, India, English (British)
  • M.A., University of Delhi, English (British and American; focus on postcolonial writings)
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, English (concentration in women’s studies and postcolonial fiction)

Aparna Dwivedi’s education has been rooted in the study of literature, with particular focus on multi-ethnic women’s writings. Her thesis was on the intersection of postcolonial and feminist issues in the works of Anita Desai. This interest in rhetorical constructs and the composing process has led to a particular fondness for the teaching of rhetoric and composition to first-year students. As these students enter academic discourse communities, they are challenged to become conscious participants in the creation and interpretation of texts: academic, social, cultural, and political.