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JAP-NANAK KAUR MAKKAR

Researcher of Postcolonial Literature
& the History of Technology

 

ABOUT

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 StudiesContemporary Literature and boundary 2