Grinnell College, USA (BA)
SOAS, University of London, UK (MA)
Thesis Working Title
The Invention of Nature in South Asia
My PhD research focuses on the environmental imaginaries of states and societies in South Asia. The project explores the ways in which various cultural and aesthetic values are assigned to South Asian environments, and traces the literary registrations of this process. I look at colonial and post-colonial texts in English, Hindi, and Nepali, and draw from the fields of environmental humanities, ecocriticism, world-literary and postcolonial studies.
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 Eco-criticism in Hindi', MULOSIGE, 2017.
Flows and Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures, an interdisciplinary conference funded by a HRC Doctoral Fellowship; scheduled for February 22, 2020.
PhD Student, Dept of English & Comparative Literary Studies
University of Warwick