Lubabah Chowdhury Assistant Professor of English

Lubabah Chowdhury

Washington Hall 111


Ph.D., English Literature, Brown University
M.St., World Literatures in English, University of Oxford
B.A., English Literature and Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University


Teaching and research interests: Caribbean literature, Black feminisms, transnational feminisms, postcolonial literature and theory, affect theory


ENGL376: Postcolonial Literature and Theory
ENGL294: Caribbean Women Writers
ENGL294: Magic Realism
ENGL 260: Literary Approaches to Poverty
ENGL395: Archival Methods and Literary Studies

Selected Publications

“Vahni Capildeo and the Convergence of Ecopoetics and Dougla Poetics.” The Routledge Companion of Ecopoetics, edited by Julia Fiedorczuk, Mary Newell, Christine Okoth and Bernard Quetchenbach. (Forthcoming)

“Romantic Histories and Black Futurity in V.S. Naipaul and C.L.R. James.” Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 4, December 2020, pp. 479-497.

“Resituating the Author: Arundhati Roy, the Booker Prize and the Rhetoric of Authenticity.” World Literature in Motion: Institution, Recognition, Location, edited by Flair Donglai Shi and Gareth Guangming Tan, ibidem Press, 2020, pp. 199-223.

“‘Over and against [the law]’: Migration, Secularism and Women of Color Feminisms in The Satanic Verses and The Year of the Runaways.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, Fall 2019, pp. 81-97.