Amul joined the Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick as a doctoral candidate in 2018. His research explores the links between environmental imaginaries and practices of state-building and identity-formation in India and Nepal, and traces the aesthetic registrations of these processes in literary texts. Using colonial and post-colonial texts in English, Hindi, and Nepali, he draws from the fields of environmental humanities, ecocriticism, world-literary and postcolonial studies.
Prior to Warwick, Amul completed his Bachelor of Arts at Grinnell College, USA. He then received his Master of Arts from SOAS, University of London, with a dissertation on an ecocritical reading of the Hindi writer Phanishwarnath Renu.
At Warwick, his PhD research is supervised by Prof. Pablo Mukherjee and Dr. Mike Niblett, and supported by a Chancellor's International Scholarship. He is an organizer of a forthcoming conference, Flows and Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures, which is funded by a HRC Doctoral Fellowship. He is also an associate editor at Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal for two forthcoming special issues, on Cannibalism and Climate-Fiction respectively.
Environmental Humanities, Postcolonial Studies, World-Literature, South Asia
July 4-6, 2019. "Ordering Territory and Writing Landscape in the Terai." At Borders and Crossings 2019: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing, University of Leicester, UK.
June 13, 2019. "Imagining Nation and Nature in the Indo-Nepali Borderland." At New Voices in Postcolonial Studies: Interdisciplinary Imaginations, Critical Confrontations Symposium, University of Leeds, UK.
March 1-2, 2018: "Exploring Human-Nonhuman Dichotomies: An Ecocritical Reading of Phanishwarnath Renu's Parti Parikatha." At South Asia and the Limits of Humanistic Inquiry, the 2018 Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, USA.
"Discovering ecocriticism in Hindi: Renu's Tale of a Barren Land." MULOSIGE, 2017.
2019-2020: Seminar Tutor, EN122 Modes of Reading
Qualifications and Awards
Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Grinnell College, USA (2015)
Master of Arts (Distinction), SOAS, University of London (2017)
Noor Inayat Khan Dissertation Prize, NIK Memorial Trust and SOAS SAI (2017)
Chancellor's International Scholarship, University of Warwick (2019-2022)
HRC Doctoral Fellowship, University of Warwick (2019)