PhD in English with a certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, Expected 2018; BA in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, Wellesley College, 2008
Lyric poetry and poetics, particularly transatlantic and after 1850; critical theory; ecology, animal studies, and posthumanism; affect and emotion; rhetoric; ethics.
Sumita Chakraborty is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English with a certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University, where she is currently a Dissertation Completion Fellow with the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. She am also a poet, and currently a finalist for the 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, as well as an editor, both as poetry editor at AGNI Magazine and as art editor at At Length. Her articles, essays, and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cultural Critique, the Los Angeles Review of Books, POETRY, and other publications.