Binita Mehta, Ph.D.
Binita Mehta is currently Chairperson of the French Department and Director of the International Studies Program. She teaches a variety of courses on French language, literature, culture, and film, as well as courses on the literature and film of the South Asian diaspora. Her book Widows, Pariahs, and 'Bayadères': India as Spectacle was published by Bucknell University Press in 2002. She has published several articles and chapters in books. She has just completed an essay entitled, "A Reluctant Migrant in Paris: Edimo's Malamine: un Africain à Paris" for a forthcoming book, "Metropolitan Mosaics: Paris and Montreal in French and Francophone Culture," to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2013. Other recent publications include, "Bhaji, Curry, and Masala: Food and/as Identity in Four Films of the Indian Diaspora," in India and the Diasporic Imagination/L'Inde et l'imagination diasporique, Montpellier: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2011, and "Memories in/of Diaspora: Barlen Pyamootoo's Bénarès," published in a special issue of the journal, L'Esprit Créateur: "Indianités francophones/Indian Ethnoscapes in Francophone Literature," The Johns Hopkins University Press, summer 2010.
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