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Namrata Poddar.

Poddar, Namrata
Lecturer
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Interests

Creative Writing (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Hybrid Forms), Literary Criticism, The Short Story (contemporary American or multiethnic), The Vernacular, Postcolonial and Transnational Studies, Indian Ocean, Asian and African diaspora; Island, Oceanic, Urban, Environmental and Tourism Studies.

Brief Bio
 
Namrata Poddar holds a Ph.D. in French from University of Pennsylvania and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transnational Cultures from University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to teaching for UCLA, she is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Bennington Writing Seminars, Vermont. Her short stories, critical essays, book reviews, and translation have appeared in local and international journals, including International Journal of Francophone Studies, Research in African Literatures, Dalhousie French Studies, Cultures Sud, Literary Orphans, Jaggery, Lowestoft Chronicle, The Margins, and forthcoming from Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Sociopoética, Transition. She is working on her first collection of short stories and a mixed genre monograph on the Indian Ocean region.