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Department of English

Anuja Madan

Assistant Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 2016, University of Florida

Email: amadan@ksu.edu
Office: English/Counseling Serices Bldg. 022
Phone: (785) 532-2182

Fields of interest:
South Asian Studies; Postcolonial Literature; Children's Literature; comics studies; childhood studies; Cultural Studies


Anuja Madan's primary research areas are contemporary Indian literature and media as well as children's literature and culture. Her current project investigates post-millennial Indian comics, graphic novels, and animations that draw on Hindu mythology, paying special attention to cross-cultural influences and processes of nation-building within these texts.

She co-authored Notes of Running Feet: English in Primary Textbooks (Eklavya, 2013) along with Rimli Bhattacharya, Sreyoshi Sarkar, and Nivedita Basu. The book grew out of a commissioned group study of Indian English-language textbooks issued for primary school children. She has published articles on English-language picturebook adaptations of Mahabharata, redactions of classics in Indian textbooks, Jean-Luc Godard's films, and The Arabian Nights. At the University of Florida, she was the recipient of a Graduate School award for teaching excellence.