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Binita Mehta, Ph.D.


Binita MehtaBinita Mehta is Professor of French and Director of the International Studies Program. She teaches a variety of courses in French language, literature, culture, and film.

Her book, Widows, Pariahs, and "Bayadères": India as Spectacle, was published by Bucknell University Press. She has also published several articles and book chapters on French literature and film and South Asian diasporic literature and film.

Her most recent research and writing has been on Francophone comic books, or bandes dessinées. Two recent publications include a chapter, "A Reluctant Migrant in Paris: Malamine: un Africain à Paris," in the book, Metropolitan Mosaics and Melting Pots: Paris and Montreal in Francophone Literatures, eds. Pascal De Souza and H. Adlai Murdoch (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013). Another essay, "Visualizing Postcolonial Africa" in La Vie de Pahé, was published in December 2013 in the bilingual Canadian online journal alternative francophone -