Associate Professor • Interim Chair
Women & Gender Studies


Ph.D., English Literature, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2008
M.A., English Literature,  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2002
BCom, University of Mumbai, 1997

Regional and Thematic Interests

South Asia


Dr. Deepti Misri joined our faculty in fall 2008, after completing her PhD in English and a graduate minor in gender and women’s studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her areas of interest span transnational feminist studies, feminist theory and criticism, South Asian fiction and cinema, and postcolonial studies. She has taught courses on feminist theory, women in Islam, and gender and violence. Her project, Reading Violence, focuses on the relation between gender, violence, and representation in South Asian literary and cultural discourse.

Selected Publications

2016. Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India (University of Illinois Press)