Bhakti Shringarpure

Graduate Studies Associate Director

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

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

Faculty for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural 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), decolonization, Cultural Studies, Feminist Studies, Cold War, film and popular culture.

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.

“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 forthcoming.

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

“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.

 “A Crisis of Personhood: Tsitsi Dangarembga by Bhakti Shringarpure,” BOMB magazine. Sept 27, 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.

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.


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