Anupama Arora

Associate Professor





Liberal Arts 322


Tufts UniversityPhD
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiMA
Sri Venkateswara College, University of DelhiBA


Research interests

  • 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

Dr. Arora is Associate Professor of English at UMass Dartmouth. She moved to UMassD in Fall 2008 after spending a few years at Earlham College in Indiana. Her Ph.D. is from Tufts University (Boston). At UMassD, 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.

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