I am an interdisciplinary researcher who studies the intersections of texts (books, comics, zines), gender, popular culture, and mythology. Find my previous research papers here.
- I have a Masters in English (Public Texts) from Trent University, Canada
- Peer reviewer for The Scattered Pelican university journal.
- Included in the ‘Feminist Theatre’ course syllabus in the MA Women’s Studies Program by the University of Kerala.
- Cited in papers published in the Indian Theatre Journal and Ruminations journal.
MYTHOLOGY, MEDIA, CULTURAL STUDIES, POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Myths, Media and Culture: A Study of Contemporary Mythological Narratives in Post-Colonial India
A chronological and thematic study of mythological adaptations in comic books, graphic novels, and animated films and series in post-colonial India, specifically from 1947 to 2015.
Research report at FLAME University, India.
Paper presentation at the 2019 national conference of the Popular Culture Association, held in Washington DC, USA.
HORROR, GOTHIC, FEMINIST STUDIES, POPULAR CULTURE, BOOKS
Finding the Postfeminist Gothic in Contemporary Canadian Commercial Fiction
Defining ‘postfeminist gothic’ and studying how it is used to heighten the ‘thrill’ in contemporary thriller fiction.
MA graduate research report at Trent University, Canada.
ZINES, FEMINIST STUDIES, CULTURAL STUDIES
Whose Zine is it Anyway: Subjectivity and Representation in Feminist Zines
Are feminist zines as inclusive and intersectional as they claim to be? My research studies the evolution of zines and maps the process of creating my own feminist zine, ang(st).
Paper presentations at the Trent University Colloquium and Future Communications Conference, York University, Canada.
BORDER STUDIES, MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES, US, CANADA
Real and Imagined Borders: The US-Canada Relationship in the comic series, ‘We Stand On Guard’
A study of the anxieties about climate change, the US-Canada relationship, and the Canadian identity as depicted in the comic series We Stand on Guard.
Paper presentation at the Robarts Graduate Conference, Canada.