Bhakti Shringarpure

Associate Professor


Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies


Bhakti Shringarpure is Associate Professor of English and of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is also faculty for Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies and the Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity & Politics (IREP) program.

Selected Publications:

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

Decolonize | Defund | Abolish  A monthly section with Greg Pierrot at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

“African Borders are Unnatural”: Nairobi and the Rise of a World Literature.” Invited book chapter in the volume, African Literatures as World Literatures, edited by Madhu Krishnan and Alexander Fyfe, Bloomsbury (UK), May 2022.

“Raindrop on Dusty Ground: Nuruddin Farah, Somalia and the Cold War.” Solicited chapter in the Sites of Contest: Cold War Cultural Diplomacy and the Global South, edited by Monica Popescu, Kerry Bystrom and Katherine Zien, September 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. 

“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.

“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.


  • Decolonization
  • Cultural studies
  • Feminist Studies
  • Migration & refugee studies
  • Cold War
  • Film and media
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Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationAustin 224
Office HoursOn leave for Fall 2022