About

Hi there. I am Samadrita Kuiti, a PhD candidate (ABD) and graduate assistant in the English department at the University of Connecticut. I am currently finishing up my interdisciplinary dissertation on feminist and queer utopian spaces in postcolonial works of literatures from South Asia and Africa. This book-length project spotlights an archive of fiction, documentary & short films, photojournalistic work, and commercials to theorize on a politics of feminist & queer futurity in a postcolonial context. My research & teaching interests overlap continuously and primarily reside at the intersections of postcolonial & utopian theories, gender & sexuality studies, & modern transnational literatures, particularly South Asian, African, and diasporic literatures. I also serve as the current Communications Director for the Northeast Modern Language Association’s (NeMLA) Graduate Student Caucus. To contact me please leave me a message through the contact form of this website or send me an email at samadrita.kuiti@uconn.edu