Conference Presentations and Roundtables

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2018
Roundtable: "Strategic Presentism"

Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New York City, NY

Recent

2017
"Teaching South Asian Literature to South Asian Students"
Asian American International Students, Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Portland, OR 

"The Anglophone and the Anthropocene: Postcolonialism in Two Acts"
Global Asias 4, Penn State, PA

Roundtable: "Theory, Objects, Institutional Locations" 
Boundary Conditions, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA 

"Anglo-Phony: Expatriate Writers, Call Center Agents, and the New Indian Literature" 
Anglophone Literatures Among Other Languages, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Roundtable: "Asian/American (Anti-) Bodies" 
Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are, American Studies Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO 

Roundtable: "South Asia in English: From 'Postcolonial' to 'Global Anglophone'" 
Decay, The Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

"Out from Under: On the Literature of Redevelopment"
Literatures of Development, American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Cambridge, MA

"The Future of South Asian Literature in Comparative Literature"
Pre-Conference Workshop, 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Cambridge, MA

“India Calling: Return-Writing of the Emergence Genre”
The Cultures of New India, University of Brighton, UK

2015           
“In Fidelity: Ventriloquism and Abstraction in Indian Anglophone Nonfiction”
Trust, The Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

“The Smithsonian’s India: From the Festival of India to Beyond Bollywood”
The Trans/national Imaginary: Global Cities & Racial Borderlands, Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Chicago/Evanston, IL
BEST GRADUATE PAPER AWARD

“The Smithsonian Beside Itself: Exhibiting Indian Americans in the Era of New India”
Dissonance, Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL

“The Rhetoric of Returns: V.S.  Naipaul and the Genre of Emergence”
South Asian Mobilities, Twelfth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago

 “An Excess of Feeling, or What is Return-Writing?"
Excess, UCLA Dept of Comparative Literature Annual Graduate Conference, Los Angeles, CA

2014           
“India(ns) on Display: From the Festival of India to Beyond Bollywood
Improvising South Asia, The Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

“The Self-Help Novel and the Rise of Asia”
Whole Worlds: Systems of Capital, Affect, Aesthetics, University of Chicago Dept of English Graduate Symposium

“Is there a Call Center Literature?”
The Nation and its Discontents, South Asian Literary Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER PRIZE 

2012
"Intercultural Encounters and the Transformation of a Kerala Arts Institution"
South Asia by the Bay, Stanford University, Center for South Asia Studies, Stanford, CA

2010 
"Kalamandalam Calling: Intercultural and Intertextual Encounters in a Kerala Arts Institution"
Contingent Communities, University of Minnesota, Department of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Minneapolis, MN