Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts Dean, Honors College, University of Massachusetts Boston

Areas of Expertise
Human Rights and Literature, American Literature (including Asian American literature, Native American literature, and literature of the American South), Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature, Literature in the Context of Comparative Race and Ethnicities, Pedagogy of Literature, Literatures of the Middle East
Degrees
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
Professional Publications & Contributions
Constructing the Enemy: Empathy/Antipathy in U. S. Literature and Law (2012).
The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America (Temple UP, 2004);
White Women in Racialized Spaces: Imaginative Transformation and Ethical Action in Literature (SUNY Press, 2002)
Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing (Rutgers, 2001)
Co-editor, A Part, Yet Apart: South Asians in Asian America (Temple U.P., 1998)
Co-editor, Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America (Asian American Writers' Workshop, 1996)

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts Dean, Honors College, University of Massachusetts Boston