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Tufts University
Department of English
6 The Green
Room 315, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2840
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Modhumita Roy
Associate Professor


Ph.D. English. SUNY, Stony Brook
M.A. University of Calcutta, India
B.A. Presidency College, Calcutta, India

Research Interests

  • Anglophone literatures of Africa and the Africa Diaspora
  • South Asian Literature
  • Litertures of Empire
  • Post-colonial Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Literary Theory

Publication Highlights

  • "'Is Not the Truth the Truth?": Reconciling Truths in Gillian Slovo's Every Secret Thing" in Thinking and Practicing Reconciliation. Literary Responses to Conflict Eds. Leo Riegert and Jack Shuler. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013
  • "Memsahibs in the Sun: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Heat and Dust and 'Feminist' Orientalism" in The Male Empire under the Female Gaze. The British Raj and the Memsahib Eds. Susmita Roye and Rajeshwar Mittapalli. New York, Cambria Press, 2013
  • "Labour Pains: 'Nannygate', Undocumented Workers and the Social Cost of Mothering in Contemporary Cultural Texts" in Mothers and the Economy: Journal of the Motherhood Initiative3.1, June 2012.
  • "Gendering Culture: A Bibliographic History of a Praxis" in Women Contesting Culture: Changind Frames of gender Politics in India. Eds. Paromita Chakravarti and Kavita Panjabi. Kolkata, Stree. 2012
  • "Utopia in the Subjunctive Mood: Bessie Head's When Rain Clouds Gather" in The Politics of the (Im)PossibleEd. Barnita Bagchi. New Delhi, Sage Publications, 2012
  • "Foreign Babies/Indian Make: Outsourcing Reproduction in the Age of Globalisation" in Locating Cultural Change: Theory, Method, ProcessEds. Parthapratim Bose and Ipshita Chanda. Sage Publishers, Spring 2011
  • "Some Like It Hot: The Making of Muligatawney Soup" (revised and edited) in Economic and Political Weekly of India August 7, 2010. Vol. xlv, no. 32. Winner of a Sophie Coe Memorial Prize for Cookery and Food Writing, Oxford University.
  • Made in India: Essays in Class, Gender and Culture. Translated by Zoja Skusek, Zalozba Publishers, Slovenia. 2010