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University Hall 5021
(205) 934-4250

Research and Teaching Interests: Postcolonialism, World Literature, Women’s Writing, Global Anglophone literature, South Asian vernacular novels, critical theory, Victorian literature, Literary Criticism and Theory

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.A., University of Delhi, English
  • M.A., University of Delhi, English
  • M.Phil, University of Delhi, English
  • M.A., Emory University, English
  • Ph.D., Emory University, English

Through my research and teaching I seek to formulate a perspective on literature that is truly global and empathetic. My first book project titled Irreverent Reading emerges from my doctoral dissertation, in which I examine how postcolonial novelists describe scenes of reading to interrogate the non-recognition of social inequality in colonial and postcolonial societies.

I have taught classes on Thoreau, Gandhi, American slave narratives, Postcolonial women’s writing, surveys of British and World literature, Victorian novels, and Metaphysical poetry. My research focuses on postcolonial writing, broadly construed.

My research has appeared in multiple peer-reviewed venues, most recently in the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry. I have contributed a chapter on teaching of Anita Desai to the MLA Approaches to Teaching South Asian Anglophone Women’s Writing, forthcoming in 2021.