Pallavi Rastogi

Pallavi Rastogi

Ph.D., Tufts University

212-H Allen Hall


Dr. Pallavi Rastogi received her PhD from Tufts University in 2002. She is a Professor in the Department of English at Louisiana State University where she teaches classes on global Anglophone literature, postcolonial and contemporary theory, and international film. She has won multiple awards including the LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award, the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) Outstanding Faculty Award, the Tiger Athletic Foundation Award for Undergraduate Teaching, and the LSU Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching, a university-wide recognition awarded to only one LSU professor a year. Dr. Rastogi’s second book, "Postcolonial Disaster: Narrating Catastrophe in the Twenty-First Century," was published by Northwestern University Press in April 2020. Her first book, "Afrindian Fictions: Diaspora, Race, and National Desire in South Africa," was published by Ohio State University in 2008. She has edited a special issue of the journal, South Asian Review, on "Precarities, Resistance, and Care Communities in South Asia" (December, 2018). The volume includes a preface by Homi Bhabha (Harvard University), three literary interludes by preeminent Indian poet, K. Satchidanandan, and an afterword by Gaurav Desai (University of Michigan). Dr. Rastogi has also published many articles on South African, South Asian, and South Asian diasporic literature as well as multiethnic British and American literature in various journals and anthologies. She co-produced the award-winning film, "Peace Haven," in 2015 and also contributed to the subtitles for the movie. She serves as the vice-president of the South Asian Literary Association (SALA) and on the board of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), as part of its publications committee. She is also an Associate Editor of "South Asian Review" as well as the journal’s reviews editor. She is a member of the editorial board for "Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies" and "Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present" (Cambridge University Press).

Area(s) of Interest

Postcolonial, Global Anglophone, Multiethnic Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Critical Ethnic Studies

Curriculum Vitae