Dr. Sabujkoli Bandopadhyay

Sessional Member of English
BA (Hons) MA (India), PhD (U of A)


Short Bio

Dr. Sabujkoli Bandopadhyay grew up in India where she completed her BA (hons) and MA degrees from Jadavpur University. Subsequently, she came to Canada for doctoral studies and earned a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta in 2016. Her teaching, research and writing interests focus on the politics of language and representation in World Literature, with a special emphasis on the narratives of the Indigenous People, the working-class, subalterns and refugees. Her courses engage with the hierarchies of race, class and gender and their representations in 20th and 21st century global Anglophone literature.

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st century literature
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Gender
  • Critical race studies
  • Labour and literature
  • Globalization and literature

Representative Publications

  • “Politics of Engagement and Empowerment in the Genre of the Testimonio.” Jadavpur Journal of Comparative Literature, vol. 54 (2018): 91-108. Print. Published.
  • “Contextualizing the Idea of the British Working-Class: A Reading of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie.” Working-Class Writing: Theory and Practice. Edited by Nick Hubble and Ben Clarke. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Pp. 187-206. Print and E-Book.
  • “British Culture and Identity in 1930s Anglophone Literature from Australia, Canada and India.” The 1930s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction. Eds. Nick Hubble, Luke Seaber and Elinor Taylor. Bloomsbury Publishing. Under Contract.