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Abha Sood, PhD

Lecturer

PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

MA/BA, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 407

Phone: 732-263-5729

Email: apatel@monmouth.edu

Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2016 Courses:

EN 101 College Composition I

EN 212 Literature of Oppression

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 101 College Composition I

EN 102 College Composition II

EN 201 Literature I

EN 202 Literature II

EN 212 Literature of Oppression

EN 229 Non-European Literature

Research Interests:

Major interests include African American women's writing, African American fiction, South Asian drama, post-colonial literatures of South East Asia, and gender in popular culture.

Awards:

Dr. Sood is an editor of Global Matters, the newsletter of the Institute for Global Understanding at Monmouth University.

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

"The Structure of Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting," Contemporary South Asian Fiction, ed. Jasbir Jain, Jaipur, India, 2002

Review of A Critical Stage: The Role of Secular Alternative Theatre in Pakistan by Fawzia Afzal-Khan, South Asian Review Winter 2005.

Research "Mathias Storch" (Greenland), The Compendium of 20th Century World Novelists and Novels, Michael D. Sollars, editor, 2006

"Race Riots, 1900-1910," Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, John H. Moore, Editor-in-Chief, Macmillan, 2008

"Anna Julia Cooper, " Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

"Fisk University," Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

"Florida A&M University," Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

"The Devil’s Alternative," Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction, Ed. Geoff Hamilton, Facts on File, 2007

"The Tuskegee Airmen," Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

"African American Women in the First World War," Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

Multimedia:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/abhasp

Presentations/Invited Talks:

  “My Experiment with Advanced Technology in the General Education Classroom,” 36th Annual Spring Conference, New Jersey College English Association, Jubilee Hall, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, March 9, 2013

 “Globalizing J.P. Clark’s Song of a Goat,  41st Conference of the African Literature Association, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, June 3-6, 2015

 “Food, Memory, and Desire in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent,” Hawaii University International Conferences, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 8-11, 2016

 “Examining Divakaruni’s dynamic women in Arranged Marriage, The Unknown Errors of Our Lives and Oleander Girl,” accepted for publication in Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, edited by Prof. Amritjit Singh and Dr. Samina Najmi.