Subhalakshmi Gooptu

I am a PhD candidate and researcher in English department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My dissertation examines the connected representations of reproduction and citizenship in the post-globalization literary and cultural archives of South Asian and Caribbean diasporas in the United States.

With a focus on labor, migration and colonial networks, this project analyses the intimacies between biological and social reproduction-- especially its governance and labor divisions-- and the development of contemporary rhetorics of national and transnational citizenship. My doctoral research has been supported by the English department, Graduate School and Interdisciplinary Studies Institute at UMass Amherst, as well as the Five College Women's Studies Research Center.

I teach introductory and upper level undergraduate courses in professional and academic writing, and 20th and 21st century cultural studies, with a focus on gender and sexuality studies, migration and diaspora studies, postcolonial and transnational literature.


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