Appointment of Dr. Abhisheka as Lecturer in Hindi

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Abhisheka as inaugural full-time Lecturer in Hindi in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature.

Abhisheka, since 2009 a full-time lecturer in Hindi at the University of Michigan, earned his PhD in Hindi Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where he also earned his MA and M.Phil in the same subject. His literary research concerns Bhakti and Bhaktmal literature. (He also holds a BA in Physics!) He has taught many levels of Hindi at Michigan, and before that taught Hindi as a second language as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Delhi, to American diplomats at the US Embassy there, and at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has served as a reader for Critical Language Scholarships in Indic Studies and has participated in a number of ACTFL workshops, technology-training workshops for language teachers, and other forms of professional development. Besides Hindi and English, he is fully at home in Bhojpuri, Avadhi, Brajbhasha, and Magahi and has strong Urdu skills and some Persian as well.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Abhisheka to Boston this fall. It is a great satisfaction to have Hindi at last represented by a full-time faculty position.