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Athabasca University

Romita Choudhury

Academic Coordinator


Undergraduate Teaching

Introduction to Literary Theory (ENGL 316), Advanced Literary Theory (ENGL 423), Postcolonial Literature (ENGL 433), Cultural Studies (CLST 325), and Children’s Literature (ENGL 305)

Graduate Teaching

MAIS 618: English in Question: Critical reflections on the Rise of a Global Language

Academic Background

Ph.D. Representations of Language, Feminism, and Subalternity in Indian Women's Writing in English (University of Alberta, 1998) M.A. Rewritten Black American Autobiography (University of Alberta, 1991)

Key Areas of Academic Research and Teaching

  • Postcolonial theory and criticism
  • Testimonials, Oral History, and Documentary Forms
  • Whiteness Studies
  • Theories of the Public Intellectual
  • Feminist historiography
  • Ethnography in Film; Diversity and Health Literacy in Public Health Care

Current work in progress

“Memories of Struggles, Scripts of Resistance”

Recent Conference Papers

“Managing History in Humanitarian Documents,” Canadian Social Anthropology Association (CASCA) Conference, York University, May 1, 2014.

“The Humanitarian Edge: Narratives of Cosmopolitan Care,” CACLALS, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria, June 1, 2013.

“Abjection and Heroic Cosmopolitanism in Witness Narratives,” Conference on Negative Cosmopolitanisms: Abjection, Power, and Biopolitics, University of Alberta, Oct. 11-13, 2012.

Updated December 12 2013 by Student & Academic Services

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