Nikhita Obeegadoo, PhD

(She, Her, Hers)

Assistant Professor

Languages and World Literatures

Research Summary

Oceanic and Archipelagic Studies; Indian Ocean and Caribbean Studies; Critical Race Studies Gender Studies; Contemporary literatures from the Global South, including Africa, South Asia and Latin America; Border Theory and Creolization; Theorising the relationship between History and Literature; Environmental Humanities; Medical Humanities. Research Languages:
French, Spanish, English, Hindi, Mauritian Creole.

Courses & Teaching

Francophone Studies and African Transcultural Studies


B.S., Computer Science, Stanford University.
B.A., Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Ph.D., Romance Languages & Literatures (French and Spanish), Harvard University

Selected Publications & Presentations

“An Archipelagic Node in Global Migration? The Stakes of Comparison and Irony in Nathacha Appanah’s Tropique de la violence.” Comparative Literature, vol. 74, no. 2, pp. 219–232, June 2022.

Selected Grants & Awards

2021 Mellon ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2016 Harvard University Presidential Scholar Fellowship


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