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Sucheta Choudhuri

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Sucheta M. Choudhuri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office: S1045
713-226-5582
choudhuris@uhd.edu

Choudhuri’s recent research projects also focus on transnationalism and the re-forming of genres.  At the University of Houston-Downtown, Choudhuri has taught courses on queer cultures, postcolonial urbanity, literature and culture of the South Asian diaspora, postcolonial nationalism in literatures of India, Africa and the Caribbean, film adaptations, surveys of British and World literature and freshman composition courses with a focus on education in America.

​Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2009
M.A. University of Iowa, 2007
M.A. Jadavpur University, 1997
B.A. University of Calcutta, 1995

   

​ENG 1301: Composition I (3) (U)
ENG 2302: World Lit: 17th C. & Beyond (3) (U)
ENG 3312: Studies in Fiction (3) (U)
ENG 3387: Contemporary Indian Fiction (3) (U)
UHD 2304: University Seminar-Culture (3) (U)

​Summary of Qualifications:Sucheta Choudhuri earned her doctoral degree in English from the University of Iowa in 2009, and joined the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) in the same year. Choudhuri’s teaching and research interests include South Asian fiction and film, postcolonial studies, cultural geography and literature of diaspora and exile.  Gender/queer theory, critical race theory and theories of social class inform Choudhuri’s research projects as well as the upper-level undergraduate classes that she teaches at UHD. Choudhuri’s recent research projects also focus on transnationalism and the re-forming of genres.  At the University of Houston-Downtown, Choudhuri has taught courses on queer cultures, postcolonial urbanity, literature and culture of the South Asian diaspora, postcolonial nationalism in literatures of India, Africa and the Caribbean, film adaptations, surveys of British and World literature and freshman composition courses with a focus on education in America. Choudhuri has published in prominent peer-reviewed journals such as the South Asian Review and Otherness: Essays and Studies, and Writing Today: Contemporary Writing in English. Choudhuri is currently working on a book project entitled Alternative Cartographies, which examines literary and cinematic texts by Anglophone, regional and diasporic Indian writers and filmmakers and argues that the inscription of queer space in these texts counters the marginalization of South Asian queer communities. Choudhuri is a distinguished faculty associated with the Center for Critical Race Studies

Research

Postcolonial Studies, South Asian Literature and Culture, Diaspora and Exile, Queer Theory, Popular Culture, Social Space   

PUBLICATIONS

Choudhuri, Sucheta. ““Death Was Not the End”: Resentment, History and Narrative Structure in Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown.” Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.1, August 2011

Choudhuri, Sucheta. “Transgressive Territories: Masculinity and Space in Rabindranath Tagore’s Short Stories.” Forthcoming, South Asian Review 32.2, 2011

Choudhuri, Sucheta. “Redefining Utopia: Negotiating Identities through the Diasporic Body in Shani Mootoo's “Out on Main Street” and “Sushila's Bhakti.” Forthcoming, South Asian Review 32.3, 2011  


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