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Sohomjit Ray

Assistant Professor

Sohomjit Ray is Assistant Professor of English. He teaches courses in South Asian and African literature, and gender and sexuality studies. His research interests include postcolonial and queer theory; translation; feminism; neoliberalism; and South Asian literature and public culture. He is currently finishing his book project The Spectacle and the Specter: Queer Representations in Neoliberal India, which analyzes the conditions of representing same-sex desire and queerness in neoliberal India after 1991. He has published in The TranslatorSouth Asian Review, Wasafiri


Ph.D., Kent State University

M.A., University of Calcutta

Scholarship and Publications



  • Bharatiya Galpaguchchha (Indian folktales). English to Bengali. Translation of three children's folktales collected from different parts of India. Kolkata: Kreya Comics, 2008. 24 pages.

Other publications:

  • Review of Sleeping on Jupiter, by Anuradha Roy and Consumable Texts in Contemporary India: Uncultured Books and Bibliographical Sociology, by Suman Gupta. Wasafiri vol. 3, no. 1, 2016, pp. 88-89.
  • Review of Transforming Faith: The Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism among Pakistani Women, by Sadaf Ahmad. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 2011, pp.80-87.
  • Review of In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Daniyal Mueenuddin. Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, vol. 2, No. 1, 2010, pp. 90-94

ENG 151: College Writing

ENH 206: Classics of Modern World Literature

INT/ WGS 203: Gender in the Contemporary World

ENL 290: Introduction to Literary Studies

ENL 307: African Literature

ENL 310: World Literature in Contexts

ENL 321: South Asian Literature

ENL/ DRA 358: World Drama Since 1800

ENL/ WGS 368: Queer Studies

ENL/ WGS 369: Gender and the Negotiation of Difference

ENL/ LNG 388: Major World Author (Rabindranath Tagore)

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Office: Building 2S Room 233
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