Amrita Das , Ph.D.

DAS-Profile_2019.jpg 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

Teatro latino: Nuevas obras de los Estados Unidos. La Casita Grande, 2019. Co-edited with
Trevor Boffone, Michel Shaul and Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez.

Ecos urbanos: literatura contemporánea en español en Estados Unidos. Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana,
Vol. 15, 2019. Guest Co-edited with Naida Saavedra.

Contemporary U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish: Straddling Identities, Co-edited with Michel Shaul and Kathryn Quinn-Sáncheez, Palgrave Pivot, 2018.

"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, edited by Cristina Herrera and Larissa Mercado-López, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 53-72.

"Daniel Alarcón’s Lima: Articulation of Transnationalism Through a Discursive and Geographical Space." Negotiating Latinidades, Understanding Identities within Space, edited by Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez, Cambridge Scholars, 2015, pp. 31-48.

"Environmental Crisis and the Male Culture in Marie Arana’s Cellophane." Hispanic Women Writers in the 21st Century: Shaping Gender, the Environment, and GlobalPolitics, edited by Estrella Cibreiro and Francisca Lopez, Routledge, 2013, pp. 124-139.

"Contesting Identity in Achy Obejas’s Memory Mambo." Letras Femeninas, vol. 38, no. 2, 2012, pp. 143-156.