Department of English

University of Toronto

Mehta, Rijuta

Rijuta Mehta R. Mehta
Assistant professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Phone: 416-978-6501
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 919
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Tuesdays 3-4:30pm

Degrees: Ph.D. Brown University, M.A. Brown University, M.A. Delhi University, B.A. Gujarat University

Rijuta Mehta’s research focuses on postcolonial literature, visual culture, and critical theory. She is completing a book manuscript that examines anti-colonialism, close reading, and photographic histories in twentieth-century South Asia. Her work is published in South Asian Film and Media, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, and forthcoming in The Journal of Middle Eastern Women's Studies and The Abject Objection: Essays on the Abject, the Comic, and Ordinary Resistance in the Vernacular Arts.


“Anticolonial Folly and the Reversals of Repatriation.” In Abjection Incorporated: Mediating the Politics of Pleasure and Violence, 140–63. Duke UP, 2020.

“Living with the Other Half: Slum Specials on Reality TV .” Studies in South Asian Film and Media 4, no. 1 (2012): 39–59.

Review of Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 14, no. 3 (2018): 348–50.

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