• Turni Chakrabarti received her PhD in English from George Washington University in May 2022. Her doctoral dissertation, titled “Disruptive Widowhood: Rights, Resistance, and Agency in the Indian and British Novel” examines how the figure of the widow in Bengali and British novels written during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is portrayed as a disruptive one, and how these novels attempt to minimize that sense of disruption by depriving widows of their rights. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals like Verge: Studies in Global Asias, South Asian Review, and Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature, among others. She has presented her work at conferences organized by the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN), the International Society for Intellectual History (ISIH), Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA), the Global Conference on Women and Gender (GCWG), and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS).

research overview

  • Her area of research includes Postcolonial and global anglophone literature and culture, Transnational Feminisms,  Gender Studies.

education and training

  • Ph.D. in English, The George Washington University , Thesis Title :Disruptive Widowhood: Rights, Resistance, and Agency in the Indian and British Novel 2017 - 2022
  • M.A. in English Literature, St. Stephen College 2014 - 2016
  • B.A. in English Literature, Lady Shri Ram College For Women 2011 - 2014

full name

  • Turni Chakrabarti

primary email

  • turni[dot]chakrabarti[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in