Associate Professor of English
Kavita Daiya is Associate Professor in the Department of English at George Washington University in Washington DC and a Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow at the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania (2014-2015). Since 2010, she has served as Director of the M.A. program in English and Executive Committee Member of the Women's Studies Program at GWU. Dr. Daiya received her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Chicago and is the author of Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender and National Culture in Postcolonial India, which examines the cultural negotiation of ethnic violence and mass migration in South Asian literature and cinema, from the diaspora and the subcontinent (Temple University Press, 2008; Yoda Press, 2013). Her areas of expertise in which she has published additional articles include modern British literature, gender studies, African and Asian literature and film, migration, and ethnic American writing. In addition to her research and publication, Dr. Daiya directs a Digital Humanities initiative Histories of Migration and Violence at www.1947Partition.org. She serves as Associate Editor of the South Asian Review, and has been invited to lecture at the US. State Department, University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Amherst College, University of Maryland and the University of Michigan, among others.