Reema Rajbanshi Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Reema Rajbanshi

Payne Hall 305


Ph.D. in Literature, University of California-San Diego
M.A. in English (Writing), University of California-Davis
B.A. in English & Women's Studies, Harvard, with Honors


Contemporary World Literature; 19th & 20th-21st c. slavery studies (Indian Ocean World, Brazil); relational indigeneities & subaltern poetics (Asia, Americas); comparative pre/modern genres of race/caste; Fourth World and New Materialist feminisms; fiction and creative non-fiction


ENGL 206: Topics in Creative Writing, Nonfiction: Writing Towards "Home"
WRIT 100: Writing Seminar for First Years: Slaveries, Past and Present

Selected Publications

"BX Blues: A Dance Manual for Heartbreak," Chicago Quarterly Review, 2017
“Ode on An Asian Dog,” Blackbird, 2014 (Pushcart nominee)
“Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughter,” Confrontation, 2012
“The Carnival,” So To Speak, 2010 (contest winner)
“The Ruins,” Southwest Review, 2008/9
“Orchard Beach,” Another Subcontinent, 2007
“Three to Tango,” Greenbelt Review, 2007