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Parama Roy

Associate Professor, Department of English

Office: 255 VoorhiesParama Roy
Phone: (530) 752-6337
Email: proy [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

Ph.D. University of Rochester, 1988
M.A. University of Rochester, 1983
B.A. (Honours in English) Delhi University, 1981

Academic Interests:
Postcolonial theory and literature; Victorian studies; feminist studies; cultural studies; appetite, consumption, taste/food studies

States of Trauma, co-edited with Manali Desai and Piya Chatterjee (New Delhi: Zubaan, forthcoming 2008)

• “Transits, Transformations, and Transoceanic Dialogues: Gandhi’s Passages from India,” Pacific Coast Philology (forthcoming 2007)

• Foreword, Colonial Fiction, 1650-1914, Parts 1-3: General Works and Fiction from India from the British Library, London (Adam
Matthew Publications, UK), Link (June 2007)

• “Sujata (1959),” 24 Frames: The Cinema of India, ed. Lalitha Gopalan (London: Wallflower Press, forthcoming 2007)

• “Vegetarianism,” Keywords in South Asian Studies, ed. Rachel M. Dwyer (School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London online publication, Link (March 2006)

• “Women, Hunger, and Famine: Bengal, 1350/1943,” Indian Women in the Colonial and Modern Periods, ed. Bharati Ray (New Delhi: Sage Publishers, 2005)

• “Reading Communities and Culinary Communities: The Gastropoetics of the South Asian Diaspora,” positions: east asia cultures critique 10.2 (Fall 2002)

• “Meat-Eating, Masculinity, and Renunciation: A Gandhian Grammar of Diet,” Gender & History 14. 1 (April 2002)

•“At Home in the World? The Gendered Cartographies of the South Asian Diaspora,” Feminist Studies 27.3 (Fall 2001)

Indian Traffic: Identities in Question in Colonial and Postcolonial India (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998; New Delhi: Vistaar, 1998)

Resident fellow, Rockefeller Bellagio Study and Conference Center,
• Bellagio, Italy, August 9-September 6, 2007
• Resident fellow, “Eating Cultures: Race and Food,” UCHRI, Fall 2006
• UC President’s Research Fellow in the Humanities, 2001-2002
• Fellow, Centre for Ideas and Society, UC, Riverside, Winter 1994, Winter 2000, and Winter 2004 (declined)

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