Department of English

University of Toronto

Mehta, Rijuta

Rijuta Mehta R. Mehta
Assistant professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor, University of Toronto St. George
Office Phone: 416-978-6501
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 919
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Tuesdays 11:00am-12:30pm

Teaching and Research Interests:Postcolonial literature; Visual culture; Critical theory; Race and Ethnicity Studies; World Literature in English

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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