I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona, where I teach contemporary literature, literary analysis, postcolonial theory and feminist theory. My current book project is a study of the literary discourse on an ascendant global India in the Asian 21st century.

Scholarly essays have appeared in publications including The Comparatist, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Studies in South Asian Film & MediaSouth Asian Review, Qui ParleRoom One Thousand, Women & Performance, American Book Review, and post45Contemporaries. Journalistic essays have appeared in NewYorker.com, Public Books, L.A. Review of Books, The Margins-AAWW, The Caravan, Guernica, Himal Southasian, and openDemocracy, among other outlets. From 2007-2009, I was the Editor of India Currents magazine, for which I wrote a regular column from 2001-2016. My editorial tenure at India Currents earned an Ideas Festival scholarship from the Aspen Institute, and my column has been syndicated by NAM, SJBeez, Khabar, and The Aerogram. I am a recipient of the California Journalism Award, two Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards, and five New America Media awards. In 2015, I was appointed to the Academic Council of the South Asian American Digital Archive.

I did my undergraduate work as an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, graduating summa cum laude and phi beta kappa with a BA in Literature. I received my PhD in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, in August 2016. My dissertation was awarded an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. At Berkeley, I taught and designed multiple undergraduate courses in Rhetoric, for which I received an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2014) and a Teaching Effectiveness Award (2015). From 2016-2017, I worked as Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where I co-curated the UNR Gender, Race, and Identity series in "Migration and Diaspora." My first graduate class, "Against English: Postcolonial Critique and the Problem of Anglophonism," received a 2017 EGO award for best seminar.