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





Selected topics in Black Studies. May be repeated with change of content/topic.

Advanced study in a topic concerning literary texts in any genre, literary history, or literary culture. Areas of focus may include genre studies, literary theory of criticism or other aspect(s) of the creation, production, reception or consumption of literature. Past topics have included: The American Immigrant Experience, Literary Nonfiction, Reading and Writing Nature and Utopian Dreams, among others.

Graduate seminar in World Literature. Topics vary and address seminal texts from different periods and world cultures, including British. Topics may focus on historical periods, movements in world literature, genres, multiethnic and gender studies, or major authors. Through in-depth reading and research, students develop their understanding of cultures other than their own, discover representative themes and issues in the literature of those cultures, make connections among them, and strengthen their skills in literary analysis.

Topics will be determined by the faculty member and will therefore vary.


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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