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Amit R. Baishya

Amit R. Baishya

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies for the English Department


Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2010

Amit R. Baishya is an Associate Professor in the Department. His first monograph Contemporary Literature from Northeast India: Deathworlds, Terror and Survival was published by Routledge in 2018. He is also the co-editor of three collections: Northeast India: A Place of Relations (co-editor Yasmin Saikia, Cambridge University Press, 2017), Postcolonial Animalities (co-editor Suvadip Sinha, Routledge, 2019), and a special issue of the journal Postcolonial Studies titled "Planetary Solidarities: Postcolonial Theory, the Anthropocene and the Nonhuman" (co-editor Priya Kumar, 2022). He also edited a forum on Sanjib Baruah's In the Name of the Nation (Stanford UP, 2020) for Contemporary South Asia (2022). He is currently co-editing a special issue titled "Insides-Outsides: Anglophone Literatures from Northeast India" for South Asian Review with Rakhee Kalita Moral, and writing his second monograph on species extinction, deep time and multispecies cohabitation in contemporary postcolonial literature. Baishya translates short stories and novels from Assamese to English. His translation of Debendranath Acharya’s Assamese novel, Jangam (The Movement, Vitasta Press), on the “forgotten long march” of Indians from Burma during WWII was released in 2018.

Office: Cate 2, Room 334

Research and Teaching Interests:
Postcolonial literature; cultural studies; film

Please click here to access Prof. Baishya's curriculum vitae.