Bhakti Shringarpure

Associate Professor


Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies


Bhakti Shringarpure is an Associate Professor of English and of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Shringarpure is also faculty for Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, the Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity & Politics program. She is Affiliate faculty for the Digital Humanities and Media Studies program and the Asian and Asian-American Studies Institute.


Selected Publications:

Cold War Assemblages: Decolonization to Digital (Routledge Studies in Cultures of the Global Cold War, 2019).
Roundtable on the book along with my response titled “Historical narrative and the dilemma of method” published in the Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol 14.2, Feb 2020.

Decolonize | Defund | Abolish  A monthly section co-curated with Greg Pierrot at Los Angeles Review of Books which will engage scholars, artists, and activists in dialogues about structures of colonialism persisting in the world today, and about creative and speculative practices of freedom in response to these structures.
→Decolonizing Education: A Conversation with Linda Tuhiwai Smith, May 18, 2021
→ What is Our Resistance? A Conversation with Joy Mboya, June 21, 2021

“Digital Forms, Migrant Forms: Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.Postcolonial Text, Vol 15, No 3 & 4 (2020).

“Resistant Recipes: Food, Gender and Translation in Migrant and Refugee Narratives” Co- written with Veruska Cantelli. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Activism edited by Rebecca Ruth Gould and Kayvan Tahmasebian. June 2020.

“African Literature is a Country” co-written article with Lily Saint. We jointly conducted a year long survey about the teaching of African literature worldwide and evaluated the results. A roundtable with responses to the essay is ongoing and a joint lecture is included here:

“The Metaphysical Detective Nuruddin Farah’s Sweet and Sour Milk and Links.” English in Africa journal, Vol 46, Issue 3, November 2019.

“Notes on Fake Decolonization,” Africa is a Country, December 2020.

“Noir Books Depict East African Cities,” New Frame, September 2020.

“Revisiting Afropolitanism: An Interview with Taiye Selasi,” Brittle Paper, September 2020.

“The Surreal, Virtual Worlds of Palestinian Science Fiction: At the Intersection of Dystopia and Technology in Palestinian Life.” Literary Hub, published August 9, 2019.

Mediterranean: Migrant Crossings, (Co-editor) An anthology of migrant and refugee experiences. Published by Warscapes magazine in collaboration with UpSet Press (Brooklyn) and the University of Arkansas press.

Imagine Africa, Volume 3 (Editor) The series is published by Island Position, the literary imprint of the Pirogue Collective in collaboration with Archipelago Books, New York. June 2017.

Literary Sudans: An Anthology of Fiction from the Sudan & South Sudan. (Editor) Africa World Press, NJ. December 2016.

Kaveena. Co-translation of a novel by Boubacar Boris Diop. Global African Voices series at the Indiana University Press. March 2016.

Shringarpure’s writing has also appeared in the Guardian, The Funambulist, Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub and Africa is a Country, among others.


  • Postcolonial literature and theory (Anglophone and Francophone)
  • Decolonization
  • Cultural Studies
  • Feminist Studies
  • Migration & Refugee Studies
  • Cold War, film, and popular culture
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Department of English
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Storrs, CT 06269-4025
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