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Aparajita Nanda

Office Address: 
M16 Wheeler Hall
Office Hours: 
2-3 pm (M and W)

 Aparajita Nanda is a recipient of a Visiting Associate Professorship to the Departments of English and African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley and a Fulbright Faculty Teaching Scholarship. Nanda has taught at Jadavpur University, India and now teaches at UC Berkeley. 

Her publications include the following,


Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism: Critical Imaginaries of a Global Age, Ed. Aparajita Nanda, New York: Routledge(2014).

The Strangled Cry: The Communication and Experience of Trauma, ed. Aparajita Nanda, Oxford, UK :Interdisciplinary Press (2013).

Black California, ed. Aparajita Nanda. Berkeley: Heyday (2011).
Romancing the Strange: The Fiction of Kunal Basu, eds. Aparajita Nanda et al. Kolkata: Avantgarde Press (2004).


“Teaching Octavia Butler in a course on Colonialism and Science Fiction” Teaching Octavia Butler in the Academy. Ed Tarshia Stanley. New York: MLA Publication, (forthcoming).

 “Trinh Minh-ha’s Tale of Love: A Narrative of Resistance”, Literature and Language of Resistance, (tentative title) Cairo, Egypt: University of Cairo (forthcoming).

“Black Frontier” Cambridge History of California Literature, ed Blake Allmendinger, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

“The Absent Presence and the Art of Autobiography in Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father" Soderton University English Series, Stockholm: Soderton University Press Publication, 2015 .

“Writing the Self in ‘Heterotopic’ Spaces: Reading Nawal Sadaawi’s Woman at Point Zero” From the Cradle to the Grave Life-Course Models in Literary Genres. Eds. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner & Sarah Herbe. UP of Heidelberg, 2011.

“Of a ‘Voice’ and ‘Bodies’: A Post-colonial critique of Meena Alexander’s Nampally Road’”. Bodies and Voices. Eds. Martin Leer et al. Amsterdam &New York: Rodopi Press, 2008.

“Identity Politics and the Voice of Autobiography in Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café”. Fiction and Autobiography: Modes and Models of Interaction. Eds Sabine Coelsch-Foisner & Wolfgang Gortschacher. Vol.3 Peter Lang &University of Salzburg Publication, 2006.

“Colonialism in Post-Colonialism: A Study of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks”. Literary Space: Changing Responses. Eds.Monojit Choudhuri. University of Burdwan, 2000.

“From Immigrant Uncertainty to Positive Identity: A Course traversed in the Poems of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sharmili Mazumdar, Meena Alexander and Purvi Shah”. Asian-American Writing. Ed. Somdatta Mandal. Vol III. Prestige Publications, 2000.

“The Devil's Own Sin: Lucifera and Orgoglio in Spenser's The Faerie Queene”. Writing Over: Medieval to Renaissance. Eds. Sukanta Chaudhuri & Supriya Chaudhuri. Allied Publishers, 1996.

"The Battle Rages On: The Psychomachia and The Faerie Queene, Book I. Renaissance Essays. Ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri. Oxford University Press, 1995.


“Zora Neale Hurston” Encyclopedia of African American Culture. Ed Barbara Krauthamer. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press (forthcoming).

“Black LA based Novelists” Oxford African American Studies, Editor-in-chief Henry Louis Gates, Oxford University Press, 2016.

“Power, Politics, and Domestic Desire in Octavia Butler’s Lilith’s Brood” Callaloo Vol 36 no.3 (Summer 2013) .

 “Re-writing the Bhabhian “Mimic Man”: Akin, the Post Human Other in Butler’s Adulthood Rites” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, Vol 41, 2010.

"Convergence or Divergence: Post-colonial critique of Asian-American diasporic poetry", UGC publication, Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta, 2002.

‘Sociology of the Best Seller: A Look at Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies’, United States Information Services Publications, 2001.

“Hemingway's Search for Identity - from The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom The Bell Tolls to The Garden of Eden,” West Bengal Government English Fortnightly, Vol XLI- 23 Dec.16, 1999.

“Gender Crisis, Androgyny and the Length of Hair: A Look at For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Moveable Feast and The Garden of Eden,” Hemingway Centennial Tribute, Journal of the Department of English Rabindra Bharati University, Vol. V, 1998-99.

“Two Voices, Two Cultures : Black American and Indian Revolutionary Poetry,” United States Information Services Publications, 1998.