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Brinda J. Mehta

Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Germaine Thompson Endowed Professor of French Studies


BA, Elphinstone College
MA, University of Bombay
PhD, Brown University

Professional Interests

Nineteenth-century French literature, psychoanalysis and feminist critical theories, Caribbean and African francophone literatures, transnational feminist critical theories, postcolonial Caribbean and African literatures


Brinda Mehta is an award-winning scholar of postcolonial feminist literature and author of over 65 articles. Her areas of specialization include postcolonial literatures from Africa, the Caribbean, France, South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East; Indian indenture studies; transnational feminisms; diaspora and migration studies. She is the author of five books, over sixty articles, and three co-edited volumes on postcolonial global south intellectual traditions.

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