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Auritro Majumder (G'14)

Auritro Majumder (G'14)


Assistant Professor of English




Auritro Majumder (G'14)

Auritro graduated from the PhD program in 2014 and is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Houston. His dissertation was titled Insurgent Imaginations: Culture, Postcolonial Panetarity, and Maoism in India, and he participated in the Cornell School of Criticism and Theory (2012) and served as a Goekjian Fellow in the Maxwell School of Citizenship (2011-2012). He is currently working on his first book, which explores literary and cultural representations of the Maoist movement in India; a second book project is in preparation, examining the intersection between anticolonial nationalism and Western progressive literary politics in the inter-war era. He is a member of the MLA and the ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association).

What was your area of research as a PhD student?
I studied Global Anglophone literature, postcolonial studies, and European literary and social theory.

What activities and groups were you involved in on campus?
I served as the English Graduate Organization’s representative to the Graduate Student Organization.

What was your first job after graduation?
I received the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor at the University of Houston.

How did your experience as a grad student at Syracuse help you to succeed?
I had the opportunity for training in interdisciplinary and transnational literary and cultural studies. I took regular classes in Geography and History, with Professors Don Mitchell and Subho Basu, and worked with Professor Basu for my dissertation. Also, working with Professor Crystal Bartolovich as my dissertation advisor was instrumental in leading me toward multiple conversations in the literary and cultural studies, and situating my work in relation to existing and emerging scholarship.

Auritro’s hobbies include listening to music and, sadly, more book reading.