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Nikhita Obeegadoo, PhD(She, Her, Hers)
Languages and World LiteraturesOffice: CCS 173
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
World Literatures, French
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
UBC Okanagan-Vancouver Collaborative Research Mobility Award (2023) — with Drs. Alice Te Punga Somerville, Candace Galla and Desirée Valadares
Hampton Fund Research Grant (2022-2024)
Mellon ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2021-2022)
Harvard University Presidential Scholar Fellowship (2016-2022)
Courses and Teaching
WRLD 399K/IGS 543E: From Forests to Oceans: Ecological Explorations of the “Global South”
WRLD 399J: Mosquitos and Morphine: A Seminar in the Global Medical Humanities
FREN 419: Studies in Women’s Writing