Education: M.A./Ph.D., American Studies, Brown University (in progress); B.A., English and Women's Studies, Wesleyan University (2005).
Research Interests: Asian American studies; 20th century American literature; postcoloniality; cultural studies; feminist theory; South Asian diasporic studies with a focus on identity politics and representation in popular culture.
Selected Publications: "'What Can Brown Do For You?' Indo Chic and the Fashionability of South Asian Inspired Styles." South Asian Popular Culture (July 2011) 9:2, with Anita Mannur.
Selected Conference Presentations:
"Fashioning India: The Politics of Indo-chic." The Urban Catwalk: A Fashion and Street Culture Symposium. Yale University, April 22-23, 2011.
Selected Invited Lectures:
"Digital Humanities Put to Practice: A Digital Reading of Ruth Ozeki's My Year of Meats." Invited co-lecture with Colleen Tripp for AMCV 1610: Introduction to Popular Culture. Professor Susan Smulyan of the American Studies department at Brown University, Fall 2010