Nisha Kommattam is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary South Asian literatures and gender studies, with a special focus on Southern Indian languages, such as Malayalam. She is currently working on a monograph titled “The Public Secret”, which examines discourses surrounding non-normative desires in Southern India. Current research interests include Gender and Sexuality Studies, Queer Theory and Animal Studies.
In 2017, Nisha Kommattam was awarded a multi-year research grant from the Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung (German Ministry of Education and Research). She concurrently holds a research position at the University of Cologne, Germany. Prior to that award, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College.
Visiting Scholar AY 2017-2018