CONFERENCE PAPERS/PLENARY AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
“From Grief to Poetry: Reflection, Perception, and the Art of Living.” Poster. Hippocrates “Poetry and Medicine” Symposium. Harvard Medical School. Spring 2017.
“A Student Affair: Globalizing and Mobilizing with Online Learning.” International LINC Conference on “University Leadership: Bringing Technology-Enabled Education to Learners of all Ages.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Spring 2010.
“Devi: Dread and delusion among the Hindu Believers.” International ACLA Conference. Harvard University. Spring 2009.
“Brave New World: Gender Democracy in the new millennium.” International Symposium on
“Multiculturalism and Feminism,” International Association of Women Philosophers. EWHA Womans University. Seoul, S. Korea. Summer 2008.
“Rending the veil: Women challenging the theocracy.” International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Fatih University. Istanbul, Turkey. Online. Summer 2008.
“Devi: Dread and delusion among the Hindu Believers.” International Conference on “Fear and Awe,” State University of West Georgia. Fall 2006.
“Only Connect.” Internationalizing the Curriculum Seminar, Albany State University. Summer 2006.
“Rending the veil: Women challenging the theocracy.” International Conference on “Creativity, Dissidence, and Women,” Arab Women’s Solidarity Association. (United Nations Recognized Organization.) Plenary session. Cairo, Egypt. Spring 2005.
“Introduction to The Lost Girl”. Department of English Seminar. Albany State University. Spring 2005.
“The divided self: striding heaven and hell.” International Conference on “Madness and Bliss,” State University of West Georgia. Fall 2000.
“(Re) discovering Kama: Women, Men and the god of small things.” Twentieth-century Literature Conference, University of Louisville. Spring 1999.
“Getting out of the wilderness.” Conference on “Border Subjects: (Dis)locations of Culture,” Illinois State University. Fall 1998.
“Macbeth metamorphosed: Drama in the Classroom.” Second National Symposium on “Theater in Academe,” Washington and Lee University. Spring 1996.
“Briscoe’s Alt[a]rnative: Durga or Sati? Woolf and Hinduism in To the Lighthouse.” Conference on “Virginia Woolf: Texts and Contexts,” Otterbein College. Summer 1995.
“The ? in the Mirror: Burning Time Again in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘The Witch a la Mode.’” Conference on “Global (Inter)sections: Gender, Race and Class in (Multi)cultural Texts,” Duquesne University. Fall 1994.
“Gender in the Classroom: Boundaries Real or of the Imagination?” Research Symposium on “Education for Unity Within a Diverse Community: New Roles, New Relationships, New Responsibilities,” Northern Illinois University. Fall 1994.
“Women and Healthcare.” Seminar, Kishwaukee College. Spring 1994.
“‘The Encantadas’: Dream Vision or Nightmare?” Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, Northern Illinois University. Spring 1993.
“Women in Development: Myths and Realities in the South Asian Scenario.” University Resources for Women Symposium, Northern Illinois University. Fall 1992.
“Troilus and Criseyde: A Vision of Apotheosis.” English Graduate Research Symposium, Northern Illinois University. Spring 1991.
INVITED KEY SPEAKER
“Brave New World: Gender Democracy in the new millennium.” Lecture Series, Political Science Department. Morehouse College. Fall 2007.
“Striking the Center: Indian Women in the Twenty-first Century.” International Club of Albany. Spring 2005.
“I am: Writing myself into History.” Keynote address for Women’s History Month, Waubonsee
Community College. Spring 1997.
INVITED SPECIAL LECTURE PRESENTATIONS
“On Reading A Passage to India.” North Central College. Spring 1998.
“Hindi theater, from the classics to the contemporaries.” Waubonsee Community College. Fall 1996.
“The Individual and the Prairie in Willa Cather’s My Antonia.” Series of lectures for team- taught course on “Geography of the United States and Canada” in Geography Department. Northern Illinois University. Summer 1994.
“Understanding the feminine in the short fiction of D.H. Lawrence.” Northern Illinois University. Spring 1993.
“Indian Perspectives: Feminist Theory and Practice.” Sponsored by Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India and University of Delhi. New Delhi, India. Fall 2004.
Session Moderator for “English and American Literature.” International Conference on “Fear and Awe,” University of West Georgia. Fall 2006.
Session Chair, Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, Northern Illinois University. Spring 1994.
Session Chair, Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, Northern Illinois University. Spring 1993.
Poetry. Loquat Literary Festival. Ecology Florida and University of South Florida. Spring 2018.
Poetry. Opening at Atlanta Premiere of BBC documentary, India’s Daughter. Fundraiser for Raksha and Vibha at Oglethorpe University. Spring 2015.
Short Fiction. “In the Wind.” Dahlonega Literary Festival. UP of North Georgia, University of North Georgia. Fall 2010.
Poetry. Advanced Placement Readers Reading, ETS, Florida. Summer 2006.
Poetry. Writer’s Studio Open House, University of Chicago. Summer 2002.