Michigan State University

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Mitra, Rituparna

Visiting Assistant Professor

Case Hall
842 Chestnut Rd Room N352
East Lansing, MI 48825


Rituparna Mitra is a Visiting Assistant Professor at James Madison College. She looks at the affective and material aspects of violence and memory in contemporary South Asia. Her publications include “‘A Powerful Sense of Inhabitance’: Lyric, Memory and Enduring Community in South Asia” in Beyond Partition: Mediascapes and Literature in Post-colonial India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (forthcoming) and “Affective Histories and Partition Narratives in South Asia” in The Postcolonial World (2016). Rituparna teaches MC 111 and MC 112 on Global Anglophone literature, postcolonial theory, displacement and migration, gender and ethnicity, and trauma studies, drawing on comparativist, transnational, and interdisciplinary frameworks.