Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Supriya M. Nair

Professor - English

Contact Info

  • B.A., St. Joseph‘€™s College-Visakhapatnam, 1982
  • M.A., Central University of Hyderabad, English, 1984
  • M.A., Baylor University, English, 1987
  • Ph.D., University of Texas, English, 1992
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University, 2013-
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1998-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1992-1998
  • Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, 1987-1992

Research & Teaching Specializations: Caribbean Literature; Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Literature; Feminist Theory

Related Experience
  • Director, Women’s Studies, 2005-2008
  • Executive Committee, African and African Diaspora Studies, Tulane University, 2002-2003
  • Executive Committee, Women’s Studies, Tulane University, 1999, 2003-2005
  • Director of Graduate Studies, English Department, Tulane University, 1997-2000
  • Manuscript and Proposal Reviewer, University of the West Indies Press, Michigan University Press, Indiana University Press, University of Virginia Press
  • Nicolás Gullén Award for Outstanding Book in Philosophical Literature, Caribbean Philosophical Association, 2013
  • Monroe Fellowship, The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Tulane University, 2012-2013
  • Simon Rodriguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2009
  • Clare Hall Fellow, Cambridge University, 2004
  • Newcomb Seminar Grant, Tulane University, 2003
  • Humanities Fellow, Deep South Regional Humanities Center, Tulane University, 2002-2003
  • Tulane University Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1997
Selected Publications
  • 2013. Pathologies of Paradise: Caribbean Detours. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.
  • 2011. ‘€œCaribbean Ecopoetics: Dwellings in George Lamming‘€™s In the Castle of My Skin, Wilson Harris‘€™s Palace of the Peacock, and V.S. Naipaul‘€™s A House for. Mr. Biswas.‘€ Pp. 173-180 in Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature. Allison Donnell and Michael Bucknor, eds. London: Routledge.
  • 2008. “Toxic Domesticity: Home, Family and Indo-Caribbean Women.” Bim. 1 (2): 62-75.
  • 2005. Postcolonialisms: An Anthology of Cultural Theory and Criticism. Editor, with Gaurav Desai. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
  • 2002. ‘€œThe Caribbean Unbound: Cross-Atlantic Discourses on Slavery and Race.‘€ American Literary History. 14: 566-79.
  • 2001. “Diasporic Roots: Imagining a Nation in Earl Lovelace’s Salt.” South Atlantic Quarterly. 100 (1): 259-286.
  • 2000. “Creolization, Orality and Nation Language in the Caribbean.” In A Companion to Postcolonial Studies. Henry Schwartz and Sangeeta Ray, eds. Malden, MA: Blackwell Press.
  • 1996. Caliban’s Curse: George Lamming and the Revisioning of History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Caribbean Literature; Food and Culture; The Lives of Animals in Literature; Literary Investigations; Anglophone Proseminar

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2
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