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I am a British Academy Newton International Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, where I am undertaking a research project on “Migrant Editors: Postwar Migration and the Making of Anglophone Literatures, 1967-1989.” This project draws on numerous archives and original interviews to explore the postwar transformation of London’s publishing houses and magazines by immigrants from the wider Anglophone world, among them Margaret Busby (Allison & Busby), Carmen Callil (Virago Press), Sonny Mehta (Picador), and Bill Buford (Granta magazine).

I received my doctorate from Cornell University in 2022. My first book project, The Empire of English Literature: Editing the Global Anglophone, 1947-1993, excavates the role of editors in enlarging literatures in English, examining the writer-editor relationships that shaped the BBC as it broadcast Trinidadian and Nigerian narratives; The New Yorker as it published Canadian and Irish authors; and Penguin Books as it spread to Australia and India. My work has been published in African American Review and is forthcoming in such venues as Post45, as well as in the volumes Modernist Archives: A Handbook (Bloomsbury Academic) and Mapping World Anglophone Studies (Routledge). My teaching ranges across modern and contemporary Anglophone, American, and British literatures. Additionally, I am leading a project to digitize Cornell’s Bombay Poets Archive, work that was recently featured in the university’s “Student Spotlight.”

I previously earned an MPhil at the University of Cambridge, as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a BA Hons at McGill University.