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Sucheta Kanjilal


Sucheta Kanjilal

Meet Sucheta Kanjilal

Assistant Professor, English and Writing

Education: 2007 St. Xavier's College Mumbai, B.A.
2009 University of Mumbai, M.A.
2010 SOAS, University of London, M.A.
2017 University of South Florida, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Writing and Inquiry
Writing and Research
Contemporary Novel

Career Specialties: Sucheta Kanjilal's book project examines the impact of the Sanskrit epics and their adaptations on contemporary Indian politics. Her teaching interests include academic writing, colonial discourse, gender studies and literatures of the British Empire.

Professional and Community Activities: At conferences, Kanjilal has presented on existentialist Hindi literature, cosmopolitanism in Bollywood, Orientalism and Modern Hinduism. She works with materials in English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and Sanskrit. An article derived from her doctoral dissertation critiques the marketing of the mythic postcolonial exotic. She is currently researching female heroism, paternalistic nationalism and sexual violence in India.

Honors and Awards: John Iorio Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, USF, 2017
Dissertation Completion Fellowship, USF, 2017
Irving Deer Memorial Scholarship for Cultural Studies, USF, 2016
University Graduate Fellowship, USF, 2012
Felix Scholarship, SOAS, 2009-2010
Sahitya Mandal Scholarship for Excellence in Hindi Literature, St. Xavier's Mumbai, 2005