My sense of the global is heavily informed by my personal trajectory: my childhood in New Delhi, my university education in the United States, my postdoctoral research in South Africa, and my research and teaching in the United Kingdom. I received my Ph.D. from Duke University, in English and feminist studies, in 2010, and my B.A. from Yale University, in English and mathematical economics, in 2004. I have held postdoctoral fellowships at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) and at Brown University (Providence, RI). Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2014, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom).

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.