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Avni Sejpal

I am a PhD student in English at Penn, where I am also pursuing a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. I study literary and cultural production across postcolonial and Black internationalist geographies in the long twentieth century. I also convene Latitudes, our graduate working group for empire, race, and the study of the Global South. Before graduate school, I worked in independent and scholarly publishing as well as nonprofit media and archives. I hold a BA in English from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, and an MA in English from Villanova University.

Articles and Book Chapters

"Waving at Trains" Conversations with Nalo Hopkinson (University Press of Mississippi) (2023)
"The Absurd Apocalypse: An Interview with Arundhati Roy" Evil Empire (MIT Press/Boston Review) (2018)

Courses Taught

fall 2021