Amrita Das , Ph.D.
B.A., M.A., University of Delhi, India
Ph.D., Florida State University
Amrita Das specializes in US Latino literature and culture and works with the construction of collective identities through literature. Her current research examines transnational Latino authors writing of Latin American issues. She also has an interest in contemporary post-modern Latin American and Caribbean literature, especially in issues of race, gender, and class. Amrita grew up and studied in India, and tries to bring her unique perspective to studying different cultures. She is the founder and organizer of Latino Book Club which promotes US Latino culture through its literature and supports bilingual literacy among children in the community through outreach programs. She is also the founder of the student theater group Puro Teatro and currently the faculty advisor to the group.
Das, Amrita. “Environmental Crisis and the Male Culture in Marie Arana’s Cellophane.” Hispanic Women Writers in the 21st Century: Shaping Gender, the Environment, and Global Politics. Eds. Estrella Cibreiro and Francisca Lopez. New York: Routledge, 2013. Print.
Das, Amrita. “Contesting Identity in Achy Obejas’s Memory Mambo.” Letras Femeninas 38.2 (2012): 143-156. Print.---. “Negotiating a New Identity for US Latino Literature in Achy Obejas’s Ruins.” Spec. issue of Label Me Latin@: Latina Authors: Assserting Female Agency 2 (2012). Web.
---. “Gaze of the Insider/Outsider: US Latino Authors Writing of Latin America.” Hipertexto 13 (2011): 159-167. Web.
---.“Global Health and Politics: Julia Alvarez’ Saving the World.” Coastal Review 2 (2008): n. pag. Web.