I hold a PhD from the University of Kent. My research explores the work of Anglophone South Asian women writers and the contested notions of ‘postcolonial’ and ‘world literature’. Main research interests are South Asian literature, the role of intellectuals in postcolonial societies, the links between Marxism, ethics and postcolonial studies, and the narratives of migrants and refugees. Teaching experience in postcolonial literature, Romanticism, critical theory, twentieth-century literature and the contemporary. I am currently working on a co-edited volume on South Asian women writers for the MLA and on anti-imperialist thinker Rosa Luxemburg for the journal New Formations. I am on the editorial board of Cogent Arts & Humanities.


Selected Publications


“Postcolonial custodianship: Cultural and literary inheritance” (Routledge, 2014) (Book)

(ed. with Deepika Bahri) Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers (MLA, in progress (Book)

(ed. with Bahriye Kemal and Tinashe Mushakavanhu) Visa Stories: Experiences Between Law and Migration (Cambridge Scholars, 2013) (Book)

Journal Articles

“Anita Desai and the Ethics of Postcolonial Writing”, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2016) (Journal Article)

“Fanon’s Letter”, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 17(3):360-377 (2015) (Journal Article)

“The art of the custodian: Interview with Anita Desai”, Wasafiri 30(1):29-34 2015 (Journal Article)

“Invasive Species and the Territorial Machine: Shifting Interfaces between Ecology and the Postcolonial”, Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 44(4):181-204 2013 (Journal Article)

Book Chapters

“Contrapuntal beauty and the betrayal of representation: Jean Genet after Shatila”. In Caroline Rooney and Rita Sakr (eds.), The Ethics of Representation (Routledge, 2013) (Chapter)

“Postcolonial Ethics and the Critique of Neoliberalism”. In Jyotsna Singh and David Kim (eds.), The Postcolonial World (Rutledge, 2016) (Chapter)

Online Articles

“From migrant to citizen: reimagining democracy in Europe”, Opendemocracy (2015)

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