Bhakti Shringarpure

Graduate Studies Associate Director

Associate Professor; Editor-in-chief of Warscapes magazine.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award (Kenya) 2019-2020.

Faculty for Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.
Core faculty for the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the graduate certificate in Race, Ethnicity and Politics.
Affiliate faculty for the Digital Humanities and Media Studies program and the Asian and Asian-American Studies Institute.

Specialties: Postcolonial literature and theory (Anglophone and Francophone), gender and sexuality studies, digital humanities, culture studies, media, film, space and architecture.

Selected Publications:

Cold War Assemblages: Decolonization to Digital (Routledge Studies in Cultures of the Global Cold War, 2019).

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

“The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon.” Africa is a Country, published June 2019.

“Africa and the Digital Savior Complex.” Journal of African Cultural Studies, published December 2018.

“Norway, Somalia and the Specters of Terror.” Los Angeles Review of Books, published December 4, 2018.

Mediterranean, (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.

See Bhakti Shringarpure’s Faculty Bookshelf page.


Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationAustin 224