Supurna Dasgupta

Supurna Dasgupta
Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Cohort Year: 2016
Advisor(s): Rochona Majumdar
Subject Area: Bengali
Research Interests: Modern South Asia, Postcolonialism, Comparative Literature, Global Modernism and Marxism, Literary theory and Print History, Translation, World Feminisms.
Education: MPhil, University of Delhi, 2016. MA, University of Delhi, 2014.


Even though I have been trained in English literature for the first few years of my academic life, my current research interests lie in the realm of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies of different literatures, which is why for my doctoral project on 20th century Bengali literary radicalism I chose an Area studies department. For my dissertation, I am studying the reception of the global 60s moment in the context of Bengal. I wish to initiate a dialogue between literary discourses from the global effervescence of this world historical moment and the various genres and concerns of this local chapter in the newly decolonized subcontinent.


  • Graduate student coordinator for Theory and Practice of South Asia (2017-19)
  • Graduate student coordinator for South Asia Seminars (2017-19)

Teaching Experience

  • Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations: Instructor, Fall 2019
  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Hindi: Course Assistant, Spring 2019
  • Readings in World Literature: Writing Intern, Winter 2019
  • Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations: Teaching Intern, Fall 2018
  • English department of Hansraj College: Assistant Professor, January 2015-August 2016 (University of Delhi)


MPhil, University of Delhi, 2016.

MA, University of Delhi, 2014.