JAP-NANAK KAUR MAKKAR
Researcher of Postcolonial Literature
& the History of Technology
I am ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Kentucky. I received a B.A. (Hons.) and an M.A. from the University of Toronto, and a P.h.D from the University of Virginia in 2018. My research examines the intersection between postcolonial fiction, poststructuralism, and the history of technology.
My book project, tentatively titled Uses of Autonomy: Literature and Theory after Cybernetics, reconsiders the relationship between poststructuralism and postcolonial literature in light of recently published historiographies of the Euro-American academy. Some of my work appears or is forthcoming in Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature and boundary 2.