Upasana Dutta

upsana dutta
Humanities Teaching Fellow
Cohort Year: 2015
Research Interests: Literature of trauma/crisis; translation and contextualization; postcolonial studies


Upasana Dutta received her PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago in 2021. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial literature and theory, literatures of the Global South, war literature, graphic narratives, and gender studies. Her work brings together an interdisciplinary and formally diverse archive of contemporary literary, artistic, and cultural texts in order to analyze the aesthetics of resistance, against the context of occupation in South Asia. She teaches in the Department of English as well as within the College's Humanities Core sequences.

Dissertation Title

Kashmir in/as Crisis: Theorizing the Crisis-Imaginary and an Ethics of Reading