Sravanthi Kollu

Postdoctoral Associate

Sravanthi Kollu studies how ideas of community, language and literature helped constitute nineteenth and twentieth century anti-colonialisms to understand their resurgence in contemporary nationalisms. Her current book project engages linguistic concepts, literary theory and theories of caste, gender and indigeneity to study the South Asian public sphere. Her work is forthcoming in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and she is an editorial collective member at Maidaanam. She received a PhD in Asian Literatures, Cultures and Media with a minor in Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota in 2019.

Recent publications:

Found Objects: From Colonial Libraries to Postcolonial Archives” Maidaanam, January 6, 2022

On Common Speech: Chaste Writing, Dalit Language, and Vernacular Monolingualism” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, December 1, 2021