Amrita Das , Ph.D.

Description: A Das Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: Leutze Hall 209
Telephone: (910) 962-2430
FAX: (910 ) 962-7712

B.A., M.A., University of Delhi, India
Ph.D., Florida State University

Amrita Das specializes in contemporary US Latino literature and culture. Her current research examines transnational Latino authors and contemporary Latino writings in Spanish. 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. 

Recent Publications

Book Chapters

Das, Amrita. “The Imagined World of Latin/o America in Sam no es mi tío.(Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape: New Works and New Directions. Eds. Cristina Herrera and Larissa Mercado-López. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2016. 53-72. Print.

--. "Daniel Alarcón's Lima: Articulation of Transnationalism through a Discursive and Geographical Space." Negotiating Latinidades, Understanding Identities within Space. Ed. Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez. New Castle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.31-48. Print.

--. "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. 124-139. 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.

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