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Brinda Charry (G'05)

Brinda Charry (G'05)


Professor of English




Brinda Charry graduated from the English PhD program in 2005, and is currently Professor of English at Keene State College. Her dissertation was titled Threshold People: Representing Chang and Exchange in the Contact Zone. She has written about Shakespeare’s The Tempest for the Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing series (edited by Dympna Callaghan) and co-edited with Gitanjali Shahani the collection Emissaries in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Mediation, Transmission, Traffic, 1550-1700 (Routledge, 2016); she is also an accomplished novelist. She is currently working on the Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama and an article on Ariel in The Tempest, and is a member of the Shakespeare Association of America.

How has your experience as a PhD student at Syracuse helped you succeed?
I benefited tremendously from the variety of courses and critical approaches. My teachers were wonderful and Dympna Callaghan was a tremendous mentor. When I began my full-time teaching career I realized how much I’d learned from my experience as a TA — the teaching mentor program was also very useful. And the Syracuse weather … it prepared me for a lifetime of New England winters … 

Brinda lives in beautiful Keene, NH, which has to be among the most pleasant towns in the country. Nothing gives her as much pleasure as walking its winding trails in the fall.