Rutgers English

Faculty Profile

Mukti Lakhi Mangharam
Assistant Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 051
College Avenue Campus

Phone: (848) 932-7902

Curriculum VitaeCurriculum Vitae
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My research concentrates on World Literatures, particularly those of South Asia and South Africa, Postcolonial Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Before obtaining my Ph.D. at Cornell, I obtained a B.A. in English and History at The University of York, UK, and an M.Phil. in Criticism and Culture at Cambridge. My scholarship and teaching also draw on the various historical and literary cultures I came in contact with during my childhood in Belgium, annual visits to family in India, research trips to South Africa, and editorial internships at the Feminist Press at CUNY. These experiences have produced a fascination for various languages and narrative traditions, a passion that is reflected in my interest in how “modern” ideas of human rights are expressed by Hindu epics and devotional verse, South African praise poetry and folk tales, and “global” human rights novels.
Education Areas of Specialization
Ph.D. in English, Cornell University.
M.Phil. in English , University of Cambridge. 
B.A. in English & Related Literature and History from the University of York, UK.
World Literatures, particularly those of South Asia and South Africa, Postcolonial Studies, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Alternative Modernities.
Other Publications
Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • Other Shakespeares
  • Apartheid and Post-Apartheid Literature, Film, and Society
  • Mother Countries: Reading Gender and Nation in World Literatures
  • Introduction to World Literatures
  • Global Women’s Literatures
Graduate Courses Taught
  • Alternative Modernities
  • Decolonization and Culture: Key Issues in Postcolonial Theory
  • Cross Cultural Humanisms in Literature and Film
Awards and Distinctions
  • Sage Fellowship, Cornell Univ. 2006-07. 2009-2010
Professional Memberships and Affiliation
  • Modern Language Association.