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 / 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

Courses Taught

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)