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I am open to inquiries from prospective doctoral students who are researching South Asian/ Southeast Asian literature, visual narratives, and film, particularly with interests in the following areas:

  • 19th , 20th, 21st-century Tamil literature.

  • Tamil cultural and visual aesthetics.

  • Tamil experiences of caste in South and Southeast Asia and the diaspora.

  • Narrative representations of gender and sexuality in Tamil culture

  • Sri Lankan literature, film and visual aesthetics

  • Singaporean & Malaysian literature, film and visual aesthetics

  • South Indian literature, film and visual aesthetics

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