I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Film, Television, and Media. I am also affiliated with the African Studies Center and the Center for South Asian Studies. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2014, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom).

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).

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.

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