- Associate Professor in English
- Room 233
- BA, London University, PhD, Columbia University
Teaching and Research Interests:
Postcolonial and world literatures
Book: Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain’s Empire in Asia. New York: Columbia University Press. 2007.
“Formative Dislocation in V. S. Naipaul’s The Enigma of Arrival,” Modern Fiction Studies. Special Issue: Modernist Life Narratives–Bildungsroman, Biography, Autobiography. Guest edited by John Paul Riquelme. 59:3 (Fall 2013).
“Edward Said, Mamdani, V. S. Naipaul: Rethinking Postcolonial Studies,” Modern Fiction Studies. Special Issue: Modern Fiction and Politics. Guest edited by R. Radhakrishnan. 58:4 (Winter 2012).
“V. S. Naipaul and Historical Derangement,” Modern Language Quarterly. Special Issue on Peripheral Realisms. Guest edited by Joseph Cleary, Jed Esty, and Colleen Lye. Afterword by Fredric Jameson. 73:3. (September 2012).
“History and the Work of Literature in the Periphery.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 42:3. Special Issue: Theories of the Novel Now. (Fall 2009).
“The Place of India in Postcolonial Studies: Chatterjee, Chakrabarty, Spivak.” New Literary History. Special Issue: India and the West. Edited by Ralph Cohen and R. S. Khare. 40:2. (Spring 2009).
“Reading Globalization from the Margin.” Representations. Summer 2007.
“Opium and Empire: The Transports of Thomas De Quincey.” boundary 2. Summer 2006.
“Seeing the Animal: Colonial Space and Movement in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction. Summer 2004.
Honors, Grants, and Awards:
National Humanities Center, 2012-2013
Center for Humanities Research, UWC, South Africa, 2011