Doctor of Philosophy in English, University of Massachusetts Amherst (in progress, expected May 2019)

Master of Arts in English, University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2012

Bachelor of Arts in English & Film and Screen Studies, Pace University (NYC), May 2007

Work Shared in CORE


Other Publications

Migritude’s Decolonial Lessons.” Eastern African Literature and Cultural Studies for special issue, Indian Ocean Trajectories. Eds Ewan Mwangi and Tina Steiner. (invited; July 2018)
Co-translated into Urdu with Fauzia and Syed Qadir. “The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright” by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Jalada Translation Issue 01. Web. 18 Oct 2017.
Contributing Author, GradHacker (Inside Higher Ed). Web.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Saturday, November 10 (2018): 9:30 – 10:45

“Fugitive Archives: Critical Fabulation in Shailja Patel’s Migritude.” Radical Repositories: Archives, Artists, and Political Potentiality. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.


January 2019

“‘Kifa Urongo’: Structures of Unfreedom in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Paradise.” The Indian Ocean and the Past Present of Empire. South Asian Literary Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.


Modern Language Association (2012 – present)
American Studies Association (2012 – present)
Postcolonial Studies Association (2013 – present)
Critical Ethnic Studies Association (2013 – present)
Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (2016 – present)
African Literature Association (2017 – present)
National Women’s Studies Association (2018 – present)
South Asian Literary Association (2018 – present)

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