Monika Bhagat-Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi where she teaches courses in postcolonial literature and theory with a focus on South Asia. She earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and MA degrees in South Asian Studies and English from the University of Michigan in 2009. Her research centers primarily on ideas of cultural belonging and nationalism in the colonial-era Indian novel in English. She is also interested in nineteenth-century British philosophies of empire, theory of the novel, trauma studies, critical race theory, contemporary South Asian diasporic literature, and global literatures of protest and resistance.