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Department of English
Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar
Professor
Department of English
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
  • Ph.D., Department of English, University of Pittsburgh, 1995.
  • M.Phil., Department of English, Delhi University, 1982.
  • M.A., Department of English, Delhi University, 1976.
  • B.A. English Honors, Department of English, Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University, 1974.
Professional Experience
  • Shiv Nadar University, Department of English
    Professor, Aug 2013 onwards.

  • Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh.
    Visiting Scholar, 2010-2013.

  • English Department, Delhi University.
    Visiting Fellow, Nov-Dec 2012.

  • Forum on Contemporary Theory.
    Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP), Vadodara.
    Senior Research Fellow, June-July 2012.

  • Department of English, University of Pittsburgh
    Visiting Lecturer 2006-2010.

  • Department of English, Boise State University
    Visiting Lecturer 2002-2007.

  • Department of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Assistant Professor 1994-2002.

  • Department of English, SGTB Khalsa College.
    Delhi University.
    Lecturer 1978-86.

  • Department of English, Indraprastha College for Women.
    Delhi University.
    Lecturer 1976-78.
Research Interests
Dr. Bhatnagar’s areas of research interest include philology, the fifteenth century Bhakti poetess Meera, female infanticide in colonial India, realism in Indian language literatures and Anglophone novel, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) and secularism. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on 18th century English literature with a focus on the satirist Jonathan Swift. She is co-founder of the Hindi Urdu workshop series. Her work across her entire career has given her a powerful and unusual perspective on postcolonial writing and the construction of "South Asian Literature" in a global context. Currently she is completing a book entitled World and Bhasha Literatures: Revolutions in Philology.
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Executive Summary
Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar is Professor of English at Shiv Nadar University. In January 2014, Dr. Bhatnagar was elected for a five-year term by members across American universities to the South Asian Literature discussion group of the foremost professional organization for the discipline of English, the Modern Language Association (MLA). This prestigious position testifies to the international reputation that she brings to SNU. She has taught in three American universities (University of Pittsburgh, Boise State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) as well as Indian universities such as Indraprastha College for Women and SGTB Khalsa College at the University of Delhi. Her strong commitment to disseminating research and scholarship across continents is evident from the fact that in October of 2012, Dr. Bhatnagar organized a roundtable discussion on the shootings at a Sikh gurudwara at the Annual Conference of South Asia in Madison (US), later that month she was invited to speak at Wolfson College, Oxford University (UK). The following month November 2012 she was Research Fellow at the English Department in University of Delhi.
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