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Pallavi Rastogi

Pallavi Rastogi

Associate Professor
Women's & Gender Studies
African and African American Studies Program
Department of English
LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

What was your previous position and where?

After I received my Ph.D. in 2002, I took up a tenure track position at Utah State University, where I remained untill 2004.

What brought you to LSU?

I applied for a position in post-colonial studies at LSU because of the collegial and dynamic environment in the English department.

What are your research interests?

I work on post-colonial literature. More specifically, my research focuses on the narratives that people sharing a history of British colonialism construct about each other.

What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?

I hope that both my undergraduate and graduate classes in post-colonial literature diversify the range of classes we offer at LSU.

What do you enjoy most about LSU?

My colleagues, many of whom are dear friends; my graduate students, for the intellectual stimulation they provide and their enthusiasm for academic life; and my undergraduate students, particularly those who look at the world differently after reading post-colonial literature for the first time.

What are your major accomplishments?

My first book, "Afrindian Fictions: Diaspora, Race and National Desire in South Africa," and advising some wonderful graduate students who have been offered tenure-track positions in a very difficult job market.


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