B.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Duke University
Anjali PrabhuMargaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature; Professor of French
Works in postcolonial studies, Francophone studies, cultural theory (especially French theory), cinema studies, African studies.
I've contributed to a number of volumes and collections, and my work has appeared in journals such as PMLA, Diacritics, Levinas Studies, Cinema Journal, Research in African Literatures, French Forum, Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, Contemporary Literary Studies.
My current project focuses on a South Indian ruler, Tipu Sultan, who was the last bastion of resistance to a British India in the eighteenth century. Tipu's relationship with the British in contrast to his relationship with France, which he saw as an ally against Britain in India, represents a fertile space from which to study a significant moment in world history. Other ongoing projects are on Frantz Fanon, Assia Djebar, and Stuart Hall.