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Abhik Banerjee

Instructor    Graduate Teaching Assistant
Education

M.A. English, University of Delhi, 2013
B.A. English (Honours), University of Calcutta, 2009

Specializations

Guest Faculty (English) in Humanities and Applied Sciences Department at Govind Ballabh Pant Government Engineering College, New Delhi from 02 September 2015 to 13 November 2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant at Department of English, Georgia State University from August 2017. Currently Teaching Fall Semester 2018.

Tutor at the Writing Studio, Department of English, Georgia State University from August 2017

Biography

Abhik is currently a second year PhD student in English (Literary Studies) and a GTA at Georgia State University. In his doctoral thesis he intends to further his research on the Parsi Zoroastrians by exploring how the disparate diasporic spaces inhabited by them after their initial migration from Iran to India and later from India to the West at two different phases have created a “modern” self that is unique for a diasporic ethno-religious minority community. Thus, he wants to reconsider the postmodern postcolonial theoretical concepts of the “other”, “hybridization” and “liminality” to assess a specific condition of cultural meaning making of the migrant subject that could open new avenues in South Asian Diaspora Studies. Besides, his research interest also lies in Poststructuralism and Deconstruction, Marxism and Cultural Studies. He also has a research paper published in a peer-reviewed International Literary Journal and thus can provide inputs on publishing as well. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, watching movies, listening to music and reading literary theory and philosophy.

Publications

Abhik Banerjee. “The Parsis of Rohinton Mistry: An Analysis of the Trajectory through which the Parsis Travelled in India”. Vol.4, No.2, Autumn 2014 issue of LAPIS LAZULI, a refereed/peer-reviewed indexed International Literary Journal (ISSN : 2249-4529)