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I am a critical and creative writer who researches questions of 19th c. and contemporary de/coloniality, labor, and race/caste in a transnational, interdisciplinary, and relational sense. My courses tend to have a World Literature framing and strong visual basis in film, and are engaged with anti-racist, decolonial pedagogy. My aesthetic tends towards the experimental, in part towards opening possibilities for underrepresented narratives, and my debut fiction collection Sugar, Smoke, Song was published August 2020 by Red Hen Press. Current works-in-progress dialogue with New Materialisms, Native American Indigenous Studies, and Subaltern Studies, with the investigation of caste/annihilation as a longstanding commitment.
I was born in Miami, the daughter of immigrants from Assam, and raised in the Bronx in New York City. I have also lived and worked in Boston (MA), Sacramento (CA), San Diego (CA), Salvador (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and various sites in Nepal and Northeast India more broadly.