Anglophone South Asian Literature and Culture, Postcolonial theory and literature, South Asian American Literature and culture, issues of political economy, gender, class, social justice, development, and the environment
Sravanthi Kollu is a cultural historian with research interests in South Asian Studies, comparative literature and cultural studies. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2019 and is currently a College Fellow at the Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University.
African Literature, South Asian Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Queer Theory, Transnational Literature, African Diasporic Literature, Cultural Studies
My intellectual and professional interests are:
Nineteenth Century British Literature and Culture
Postcolonial Literature and Culture
South Asian Literature and Culture
Rhetoric and Public Culture Program/Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern UniversityI write about Indian anticolonialism, print culture, modernism, and transnationalism between World War I and World War II. I currently teach South Asian/South Asian American literature and literatures of Afro-Asian Solidarity.I have written about Dhan Gopal Mukerji, W.E.B. DuBois, Bhagat Singh, Emma Goldman, and Lala Har Dayal.firstname.lastname@example.org
19th-21st century Anglophone literatures (Victorian, modernist, Irish, British, South Asian), crowds and forms of democracy, minor literatures, environmental, queer, cultural and postcolonial theory
South Asia; South Asian diaspora; History and Public Memory; Nationalism and Masculinity; 1985 Air India bombings; Bollywood
Kavita Daiya is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and The Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University. In AY 2015-2016, she held the NEH endowed Chair in the Humanities at Albright College, focusing on Global Migration and Asia. She was Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow at the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania (2014-2015). She serves as Associate Editor of the MLA-Allied Association journal “South Asian Review.” She has also been a Research Fellow at the Globalization Project at the University of Chicago.Daiya’s research and teaching expertise spans postcolonial literature and cinema, gender studies, globalization, peace and conflict studies, and ethnic American studies. Her current book focuses on ethnic migrations, citizenship, and gender in South Asia and the United States. She has written numerous articles on the 1947 Partition, South Asian literature and culture, South African Literature, gender studies, and transnational cinema, and her first book was published in the US and India: Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender and National Culture in Colonial India (Philadelphia: Temple UP,  2011; New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2013).
Daiya directs a Digital Humanities Histories of Violence and Migration initiative http://www.1947Partition.org. She has co-edited a special issue “Imagining South Asia” of the “South Asian Review,” and has been invited to present her work at the US State Department, University of Chicago, Amherst College, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis University, Georgetown University, and the University of Michigan, among others. Her research has been generously supported by fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute and Sigur Center for Asian Studies. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The 1947 Partition Archive (www.1947PartitionArchive.org). In 2013, she co-founded the Philadelphia South Asian American Association.
Caribbean popular music culture, Indo-Caribbean popular culture, Caribbean Carnival culture, Caribbean cultural studies, Indo-Caribbean diaspora, cultural identity, remix culture, remix theory, hybridity