Sangeeta Ray received her PhD from the University of Washington. She is professor of English and Comparative Literature. She teaches anglophone postcolonial and world literature, US minority literature and environmental literature. She is currently interested in postcolonial reading practices and the relationship between aesthetics, ethics and politics in literature from South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. She has published two books, Engendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives (Duke UP 2000) and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In other Words (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). She has coedited the Companion To Postcolonial Studies (Blackwell, 2000) and the 3 volume Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). She has published widely in key journals, given many talks nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of several grants and serves on the editorial boards of important journals in the field. She has served as President of a few divisions in the MLA, has been the President of the Cultural Studies Association and served on the supervisory Board of the English Institiute. At the University she has, in the past, been the Director of the Asian American Studies Certificate Program, Director of the Cultures of the Americas, College Park Scholars Program as well as the Director of Graduate Studies in the English department. For further information please click on the link to the CV.
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1991
Engendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives. Durham:Duke UP, 2000.
Companion to Postcolonial Studies. eds. Henry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000 (paperback 2004)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words. Oxford:Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. 3 vols (print and online) eds Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwarz, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
Postcolonial Reading: Aesthetics,Ethics,Politics (in progress).