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Avni Sejpal

Fisher-Bennett Hall 237
215-746-3769

I am a PhD student in English at Penn, where I study literary and cultural production across postcolonial and Black internationalist geographies in the long twentieth century and present. I also coordinate Latitudes, our graduate working group for empire, race, and the study of the Global South. Before graduate school, I worked in scholarly and independent publishing as well as nonprofit media and archives. Most recently, I was Associate Editor at Boston Review and Digital Fellow at the South Asian American Digital Archive. My interviews and conversations with South Asian and Caribbean writers such as Arundhati Roy, Junot Díaz, Nalo Hopkinson, and others have been published or are forthcoming in a range of venues. I hold a B.A. in English from St. Xavier's College, India, and an MA in English from Villanova University. In 2021-22, I was awarded the John Lewis Haney Graduate Fellowship at Penn.

 

 

Courses Taught

fall 2021