Having taught for several years at a college and a university in India, and having obtained additional graduate degrees in the US, I began my first day of teaching at Furman on the day of the 9/11 attacks. I turned the tragic event into a teaching opportunity, collaborating with colleagues and students to organize a teach-in, and incorporating the event into my freshman writing course. My courses tend to have a broadly global focus, and the methodology I adopt in approaching texts can be described as a brick-layer’s mix aimed at understanding the processes of making meaning by joining the conversations of other scholars in various disciplinary discourses. The pronoun “English” stands, for me, for the global, or the international, and “doing English” is doing culture across languages and cultures. I teach texts in English, and in translation, and do both creative and scholarly work, including translating literary texts. I am currently working on translating an early twentieth-century memoir from Rajasthan, and on a scholarly book on genders and modernities in a comparative context. I have been on the Study Away program to the British Isles, and plan to go on another in the coming years. I am Co-Chair of the interdisciplinary minor in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and co-convenor of the 10th ACS Women's & Gender Studies Conference, April 4-5, 2014. The theme of the conference is "Intersections & Assemblages: Genders & Sexualities Across Cultures."
- On Another Ground (book of poems)
- "The alter-native rationality of refusing to be saved," Meenakshi Mukherjee et al., eds. Focus India: The Nation at Home and Abroad, New Delhi
- "Art as Emancipation, or Truth and Community in Heidegger's Conception of Art," Journal of Contemporary Thought, 25, Summer 2007
- Review, Conor McCarthy, The Cambridge Introduction to Edward Said, in College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies, 39, 4, 2012.
- Research & Professional Growth Grant
- Professional Development Grant
- Humanities Development Fund Grant