I obtained my M.A. in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad, India. Before joining the Ph.D. program in English Literature at New York University in 2009, I pursued graduate study for a brief period (2008-2009) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. My research interests lie at the intersections of post-colonial studies, religious subjectivities, and ethical possibilities. In my doctoral project, I am exploring the everyday practices in Islam and how such practices appropriate and modify concepts such as Ummah, the transnational Islamic community. I intend theorizing certain cultural productions – literature, film, music – as the expressions of the everyday. I unwind by writing lighter pieces on my blog: http://marginomarginalia.wordpress.com/.