Ph.D. Tufts University
M.A. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
B.A. Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
Post-colonial theory and literature, especially from Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia and its diaspora; Women's Studies; Asian American literature; Literary Criticism and Theory
Office Location: LARTS 302
Dr. Arora is Associate Professor of English at UMass Dartmouth. She moved to UMD in Fall 2008 after spending a few years at Earlham College in Indiana. Her Ph.D. is from Tufts University (Boston). At UMD, Prof. Arora has taught and looks forward to teaching courses on post-colonial literature, Indian literature and film, literature and Empire, women's literature, Asian American literature, and critical methods and literary theory.
Dr. Arora is currently working on a book project on early South Asian America. At annual conferences and in peer-reviewed journals, she has presented and published her work on South Asian diasporic literature and film, as well as on other texts that illustrate the interlinked histories of India, England, and North America. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, and Women’s Studies, among other journals. She was also the recipient of the 2011 Provost’s Best Practices Awards for the Recognition of Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology.