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I’m an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Michigan, with an additional affiliation in the Department of Film, Television, and Media. My research focuses on the intersections of language ideology, political movements, and aesthetic forms. I work in a field that is now variously named as postcolonial literature, world literature, or global Anglophone; I am currently completing a book manuscript, New Words, Old Embarrassments, that responds to these debates through a focus on the internationalist movements of the early twentieth century. You can find much more detail under the research tab; or, read some of my recent publications; or peruse my CV.

I welcome both the Bengali (মধুমিতা লাহিড়ী) and the Hindi (मधुमिता लहिड़ी) pronunciations of my name. You can listen to an audio recording of the latter here.