Anupama Arora, PhD


English & Communication




Liberal Arts 322


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


  • 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

A study of selected readings dealing with a special topic chosen by the instructor. Recent special topics include New England Literature, Children's Literature, the Artist in Literature, Black Music, and Black Literature. May be repeated with change of content. Cross-listed as BLS 200; LST 200.


Research interests

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

Select publications

  • Arora, Anupama (2019).
    “Nobody puts Rani in a Corner: Making of the New Indian woman in Queen (2014)"
    South Asian Popular Culture, 17.2, 145-157.
  • Arora, Anupama and Raje Kaur (2017).
    India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s
    Palgrave Macmillan

Dr. Anupama Arora received her Ph.D. in English from Tufts University. She teaches courses on postcolonial and global literatures, among others. She was the recipient of the Provost’s Best Practices Award for the Recognition of Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology in 2011 and 2014. She is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Feminist Scholarship, an open-access online journal. In addition to publications in edited volumes, her work has appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Women’s Studies, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, and LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. Her current research projects focus on India in the U.S. in the long 19th century, contemporary South Asian/diasporic literature, and Bollywood.

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