Anupama Arora, PhD she/her/hers


English & Communication




Liberal Arts 322


Tufts UniversityPhD
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiMA
Sri Venkateswara College, University of DelhiBA (Hons.)


  • Post-colonial and Global Anglophone Literature; Literature and Empire
  • Multicultural Literature, especially Asian British and Asian American literature
  • Women's Studies, especially Global/Transnational Feminism
  • Bollywood Studies
  • Literary Criticism and Theory




Online and Continuing Education Courses


Research interests

  • Postcolonial Literature, especially from South Asia and its diaspora
  • Popular Indian film
  • 21st century Global Anglophone Literature

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Anupama Arora received her PhD in English from Tufts University. Her teaching and research areas include Anglophone postcolonial and global literatures, women’s and gender studies, and Indian film, among others. She is the recipient of several awards at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth: 2020 Scholar of the Year Award; Provost’s Best Practices Award for the Recognition of Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology in 2011 and in 2014; and the Robert G. Darst University Honors Program Service Award for 2016-17. She is also co-executive editor of the Journal of Feminist Scholarship, an open-access journal. In addition, she served on the editorial board of one of the oldest journals in women’s literature, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature (2020-2023); and worked as an assistant editor at Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India (1997-1999). She has published two books, Bollywood’s New Woman (Rutgers, 2021) and India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s (Palgrave, 2017). Her work has appeared in numerous journals including: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature; Women’s Studies; Quarterly Review of Film and Video; Ariel: A Review of International English Literature; LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory; Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies. She has also presented her work at many national and international conferences.

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