Linguistics, Transnational Studies, Identity Studies, Migration Studies, Translation and Interpreting Studies
Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture, Queer and Transgender studies, Migration studies.
Migration Studies, African American Studies, South Asian Studies, Postcolonial Studies
Feminist and Queer Theory in Modern Italian Literature and Cinema; Migration Studies; Sicilian Culture
20th and 21st century Latin American Literature, Southern Cone narrative, memory and trauma studies, representations of (political) violence, the child in literature and film, gender, identity and migration studies
20th/21st C postcolonial and transnational literature, political and affective economies, vulnerability, migration studies and diaspora, new historicism, cultural studies, gender studies, feminist/queer theory, critical race theory, political theory
Arab-American literature; Global Arab literature; migration; gender studies and women’s writing; interculturality;
…Prof Eng & Race Ethnicity Migration Studies…
Black Atlantic; Race, Gender, and Modernism;
I direct the Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW-Madison, and do research and teach in modernist studies, feminist studies, narrative studies, migration/diaspora studies, world literatures, postcolonial studies. In 2013, I am the chair of the Division of 20th Century English Literature.
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.