About Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan
Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan joins the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor of English. She holds a B.A. in Literature from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric with an emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley. Trained as an interdisciplinary cultural theorist, Srinivasan's recent publications include work on South Asian Anglophone literatures and travel writing, museum exhibits, digital archives, anticolonial rhetorics, the institutional history of Postcolonial Studies, and an experiment in cross-generational dialogue. Her current book project is a study of the literary and critical discourses on an emergent, global India in the “Asian” 21st century.
Srinivasan has recent or forthcoming essays in journals of Comparative Literature (Comparative Literature Studies; The Comparatist), South Asian Studies (South Asian Review), Media Studies (Studies in South Asian Film and Media), Asian/American Studies (Verge: Studies in Global Asias), Women's Studies (Women and Performance), and Urban Studies (Room One Thousand)--in addition to edited volumes and academic review forums like post45 Contemporaries, Qui Parle, and Public Books.
She is on the Academic Council of the South Asian American Digital Archive and is an invited contributor to MLA’s Teaching Options series and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. A former journalist and editor of India Currents magazine, she wrote an award-winning, syndicated personal essay column for 15 years. Her work has been published in over two dozen journalistic venues in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Asia, including NewYorker.com, LA Review of Books, openDemocracy, The Caravan, and Himal Southasian.
Before coming to UA, Srinivasan taught at UC Berkeley, where she won two teaching awards, and the University of Nevada, Reno, where her first batch of graduate students gave her the delightfully named EGO award (English Graduate Organization award) for best seminar.