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Dr. Kavita

Assistant Professor

E-mail: kavita1[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor , School of Global Affairs


  • Ph. D in English, Centre for English Studies, School of Language Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2021. Thesis title: "City Narratives of Post-Liberalization India: A Study of Select English and Hindi Novels."

Past Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Global Studies, School of Global Affairs, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi, August 2023-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, July 2016-August 2023.
  • Assistant Professor, Zakir Husain Delhi College (Morning), University of Delhi, July 2013-Feb 2015

My Zone / Area of Expertise

  • Cities and Literature, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Novel, Indian English Fiction.


  •  “Trappings of the New Economy: Questions of Bondage and Freedom in Anjum Hasan’s Neti, Neti, Not This, Not This and Usha K R’s Monkey Man” published in Social Science Researcher, Vol 8, Issue 2, 2022. 10-20.
  •  "Looking at Working-Class Bombay through the Eyes of Women: Reading Chitra Mudgal's Aawan" has been published in the Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies (JSL). JSL New Series 22. Pencraft International: Delhi, 2020. 100-108. 

Seminar / Conferences


  • "From a Typewriter to a Headset: Women of the New Economy in Usha K. R's Monkey Man" in Making the Subject: Interdisciplinary Explorations, A National Webinar for Research Scholars, organized by School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi, held on 23 July 2020.
  • "My World is Falling Apart: Reading Kashinath Singh's Rehan Par Ragghu" in the International Conference, "Reimagi(ni)ng Identities in the Global South: Challenges, Transgressions and Articulation,"   hosted by IACLALS and Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata from 5-7 February 2020.
  • "Cultural Violence and Translation of City Spaces" in the II Annual International Conference of Ceasurae Collective Society, on the theme of "Translation Across Borders: Genres and Geographies," held at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, 9-11 Oct 2018.
  • Attended a two-day FDP on “Mentoring the Young Adult,” at Kamala Nehru College, from 9-10 Aug 2016.
  • Translated poems for “A Special Reading of Black American Poetry” in Translation at The American Centre, New Delhi on 24 Mar 2011.

Academic events organised at KNC, DU

  • Talk and workshop by Ms. A P Payal, Ph.D. Scholar and graphic artist, on "Reading the Cards: Exploring the Feminist Possibilities of the Tarot" on 1 Sep 2021.
  • A student online exhibition on the theme of “Mental Illness and Literature” in Oct 2021.
  • Lecture on research methodology by Dr. Anurima Chanda, Assistant Professor Birsa Munda College, NBU, titled "Letting Your Blueprint Guide You: Helpful Critical Writing Haacks" on 10 Nov 2021. 
  • An interactive session on "Career Opportunities for English Graduates" by Mr. Anupam Chowdhury (independent editor, previously associated with SAGE and Oxford University Press), Mr. Anurag Chowbey (journalist with The Print), Ms. Tanushree Basu Roy (market researcher for, Ms. Sukriti Pandey (research scholar, DU), Ms. Anushka Dixit (creative strategist with Schbang), on 5th Jan 2022. 
  • Lecture on digital humanities, “Scope of Computational Humanities Research,” by Dr. Arjun Ghosh, Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi on 19 Jan 2022.
  • A workshop for faculty on digital humanities, “Analysing Literary Texts Using Voyant,” by Dr. Arjun Ghosh, Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi on 2 Feb 2022.
  • The annual event of The English Literary Society, Litluminous on “Caste and Literature” on 25 Feb 2022. Panel discussion by Mr. Bezwada Wilson (social activist), Ms. Vijeta Kumar (writer), and Mr. Siddhesh Gautam (mixed-media artist). 
  • Lecture on “Diagnosing Medical Humanities” by Dr. Arka Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor, IIT Gandhinagar on 25 March 2022.
  • Lecture by (Retired) Professor GJV Prasad, JNU, titled “The India of Indian Literature” on 25 Aug 2022.
  • Lecture by Dr. Ajith Cherian, Language and Writing Instructor at IIT Delhi on "Comics as Literature and Art as Technique" on 21 Sep 2022. 
  • Lecture by Prof. Jonathan Gil Harris, Ashoka University, titled “Fog and Filthy Air” on 14 Oct 2022.
  • Book release of Aaron Pamei and Achingliu Kamei’s poetry collection titled Headspace, followed by a lecture on “What Does It Takes to Write? Writing with a Purpose” on 1 Nov 2022 (in collaboration with The North-East Centre of Kamala Nehru College). 
  • Student exhibition on the theme of "Life Despite Nightmares: The Post Covid World" on 9 Nov 2022. 
  • Lecture by Dr Sayandeb Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, School of Letters/School of Undergraduate Studies, Ambedkar University, on “Laughing with the Kafkaesque: The City in Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati” on 25 Jan 2023.
  • Lecture by Dr Amit Ranjan, Assistant Professor of English, NCERT, on “John Lang and John Exshaw: The Drinker and the Thinker” on 8 Feb 2023.
  • The annual event of The English Literary Society, Litluminous on “Literature and Disability” on 20 April 2023. Panel Discussion by Prof. Someshwar Sati (KMC), Dr. Swetha Antony (DU, English Department), and Ms. Abha Khetarpal (disability rights activist and founder of Cross The Hurdles foundation).