Collegiate Affiliation

Sreyashi Ray is a PhD Candidate in South Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media (major) and Comparative Literature (minor) in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is also an Environmental Humanities Graduate Fellow at the UMN Environmental Humanities Initiative. Her dissertation examines how representations of human-animal relations in literature, film, and mixed-media artwork focused on the postcolonial Indian subcontinent reconfigure the discourses of species, race, caste, religion, sexuality, and labor. 


Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
  • M.A.: Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
  • M.A. : South Asian Literature, Culture, and Media, University of Minnesota


  • Postcolonial Theory and Criticism
  • Animal Studies
  • Ecocriticism
  • 20th and 21st century Global Anglophone Literature
  • South Asian Vernacular Literature
  • Affect Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies