Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Research Areas: nineteenth century global British literature; postcolonial theory; translation; colonial epistemologies; political violence; history of race.
Padma Rangarajan writes and teaches about literature of the nineteenth century.
She is the author of Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century (Fordham UP, 2014). Her essays have been published in ELH, Romanticism, English Language Notes, and Nineteenth-Century Studies. She is currently at work on Thug Life: The British Empire and the Birth of Terrorism, a book-length study of terrorism in the colonial literary imagination.