I am a PhD candidate in English at Penn, where I am also pursuing an interdisciplinary certificate in gender and sexuality studies. I work at the intersections of postcolonial studies and the Global Anglophone, Asian diasporic critique, the twentieth and twenty-first century novel, and revolutionary cultural politics or Third World internationalism. Related interests include race and gender in a global frame, Marxist aesthetic criticism, uneven development and world-systems theory, Global South studies, and the Cold War university.
At Penn, I have spent two years convening Latitudes, our working group on postcoloniality, race, empire, and the study of the Global South. I have also taught or assisted courses on the postcolonial and Global Anglophone novel; British literature from Windrush to Brexit; race, immigration and diaspora; South Asian and Caribbean fiction; law and literature; and the history of the book. From 2021-22, I was named the John Lewis Haney Graduate Fellow in English.
Before graduate school, I worked at independent and scholarly presses and digital archives including Columbia University Press, Boston Review, and the South Asian American Digital Archive. I hold a B.A. in English from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, and an M.A. in English from Villanova University.