Writing and Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“”Mother-Warriors”: Queer Motherhood as Resistance in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.” South Asian Review, vol. 42, no. 3, 2021, pp. 250-264, https://doi.org/10.1080/02759527.2020.1863737

“Decolonizing the Feminist Utopia: Interfaith Sisterhood and Anticolonial Feminist Resistance in Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag.” Utopian Studies, vol. 33, no. 2, 2022, pp. 240–56, https://muse.jhu.edu/article/863209.

Reviews & Other Contributed Work

“Queer, Digital, Indian, Neoliberal?” Review of Queering Digital India: Activisms, Identities, Subjectivities edited by Rohit K. Dasgupta & Debanuj DasGupta. Warscapes, 9 September 2019. <http://www.warscapes.com/reviews/queer-digital-indian-neoliberal>.

“Assessing Learner Needs, Maintaining Instructor Presence, & Building Community in Asynchronous Courses.” Edited by Kristi Kaeppel. Graduate Certificate in College Instruction, 28 December 2020. <https://gcci.uconn.edu/2020/12/28/assessing-learner-needs-maintaining-instructor-presence-building-community-in-asynchronous-courses/>

“Caught between closing borders: International Graduate Students in a Global Pandemic. Edited by Didem Uca. MLA Grads Blog, 13 May 2020. <https://mlagrads.mla.hcommons.org/2020/05/13/grad-studies-in-coronavirus-post-4/>.

“Flowers”. Flash Fiction Magazine, 31 July 2021. https://flashfictionmagazine.com/blog/2021/07/31/flowers-2/

Invited Talk

“Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain as Feminist Activist, Educator, & Writer”. Panelist on Baithak UK Arts’ “Utopia Across Cultures: South Asia, Britain, & Beyond” Event, Online (Facebook Live), 25 September 2022. https://fb.watch/fQe9ppNDWT/

Conference Presentations

  • “Afrofutures of the Past: Women’s Utopian Dreams in Buchi Emecheta’s The Rape of Shavi and Nadine Gordimer’s A Sport of Nature.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Convention. Online, 16 June 2022
  • “Afrofuturist Dystopias: Anticipating the Postcolonial Queer Utopia in Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). Online, 11 Mar. 2021.
  • “Queer Space as Utopia: Queer kinship and Community in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things”. Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). Boston, Massachusetts, 5 Mar. 2020.
  • “Feminist Utopian Longing: Interfaith Sisterhood and Anticolonial Resistance in Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s Sultana’s Dream & Padmarag”. The Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference (SUS). East Lansing, Michigan, 19 October 2019.
  • “Confessions of an Unlikely Murderess: Flawed Motherhood in Nayomi Munaweera’s What Lies Between Us.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Washington D.C., 24 March 2019.
  • “The Queering of Indian Motherhood as a Strategy of Resistance in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Pittsburgh, 12 April 2018.
  • “The Graveyard of Utmost Happiness: Resistance, Resilience, and a Requiem for the ‘Disappeared’ in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.” South Asian Literary Association’s Annual Conference (SALA), New York, 8 Jan. 2018.

Other Conference Activity

  • “Queer Utopias: Decolonizing Utopianism in Contemporary Literary Studies Part I & Part II.” Chair & Panel Organizer. Co-chair with Julia Brush. Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Online, 11 March 2021.
  • “Reimagining Transferable Skills: Professional Development in a Post-Covid World.” Chair & Roundtable Organizer. Co-chair with Saronik Bosu. Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Online, 11 March 2021.