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Aparajita Nanda

Aparajita Nanda, recipient of a Visiting Associate Professorship to the University of California, Berkeley, is Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Associate Professor, Department of English, Santa Clara University. She is on the executive committee of the Modern Language and Literature Association (MLA). Dr Nanda is also recipient of a Fulbright Faculty Fellowship Award, the Cedric Busette Memorial Award for her “outstanding contributions” to Ethnic Studies, and the David E. Logothetti Teaching Excellence Award. Her recent book publications include Black California, The Strangled Cry: The Communication and Experience of Trauma, Romancing the Strange, Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism and God is Change: Religious Practices and Ideology in the Works of Octavia Butler. She has published several book chapters in edited volumes and her articles appear in peer-reviewed journals, including Callaloo, Ariel, Subjectivity, and GRAMMA: Journal of Theory and Literary Criticism. Her academic treatises (by invitation) appear in Oxford African American Studies and Cambridge University Press publications on California.





Political Theologians: Lauren Olamina and Ramakrishna Paramahansa

Dismantling institutionalized religion by empowering the masses.