Deepti Misri
Associate Professor • Director of Undergraduate Studies
Women and Gender Studies

Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage Room 208

Deepti Misri is a literary and cultural critic whose work focuses broadly on questions of gender, violence and representation. Her areas of interest span South Asian literary and cultural production, transnational feminist studies, and feminist theory and criticism. In addition to her monograph Beyond Partition (University of Illinois Press 2014, and Women Unlimited 2015), her articles have appeared in Signs, Meridians and South Asian Popular Culture, among other venues. She is currently serving on the editorial board for the recently relaunched journal Genders Future Tense and the Himalayan Studies journal Himalaya. Her current work focuses on literary and visual representations of militarized occupation in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Now available from University of Illinois Press:

Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India

Winner of the Eugene M Kayden Book Award, 2016. Awarded to the best book in Literary Studies (including English literature, non-English literatures and Comparative Literature) by a UCB faculty member.

For more information, see Beyond Partition at University of Illinois Press
A South Asian edition of the book has also been recently released; learn more at