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Suchitra Mathur

PhD (Wayne State University, USA)

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Interest



  • PhD, English, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA, 1998
  • M.A., English, Delhi University, Delhi, 1989
  • B.A.(Hons), English, Delhi University, Delhi, 1987



  • "Caught Between the Goddess and the Cyborg: Third World Women and the Politics of Science in Three Works of Indian Science Fiction" in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 39.3 (2004): 119-138

  • "Holmes' Indian Reincarnation: A Study in Postcolonial Transposition" in Postcolonial Postmartems, ed. Christina Matzke. New York: Rodopi, 2006. 87-108

  • "From British "Pride" to Indian "Bride": Mapping the Contours of a Globalised (Post?)Colonialism." M/C Journal 10.2 (2007). 07 May, 2007. <>

  • "From Capes to Snakes: The Indianisation of the American Superhero" in Comics as a Nexus of Cultures, ed. Mark Berninger, Jochen Ecke, and Gideon Haberkorn, London: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2010. 175-186

  • "The Superhero Goes Native: 'Translating' Spiderman for an Indian Audience" in Translation and Postcolonialities, ed. Vijaya Guttal and Suchitra Mathur, New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2013


  • Gopal Das Bhandari Memorial Distinguished Teacher Award, 2011

  • CDN Prize for Best Research Paper at the annual IACLALS International Conference held at the Karnataka University, Dharwad in Feb. 2009

  • Director's commendation letters for excellence in teaching at IIT Kanpur, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013



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