My field of research is England in the second half of the twentieth century. I’m interested particularly in the ways that England has been transformed by the presence of postcolonial diasporas, and I study the arts of Black/Asian Britain using the tools of cultural as well as literary analysis.

My teaching falls into three broad categories:

  • the arts--fiction, drama, film--of England in the second half of the twentieth century;
  • postcolonial, diasporic, and emergent world literatures;
  • twentieth century intellectual history, especially cultural studies, poststructuralism, and feminist theory

Subject Area(s): English

Research Interests:

  • Modern England, Postcolonial diasporas, The arts of Black/Asian Britain
English, Asian Studies
PhD, University of Michigan, 1990
AB, Smith College, 1984