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Abha S. Sood, Ph.D.

Lecturer


Department
English
Office
The Great Hall Annex 407
Phone
732-263-5729
Email
apatel@monmouth.edu
Office Hours
Office hours by appointment.
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Abha S. Sood, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

MA/BA, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Research Interests

Major interests include African American women's writing, African American fiction, South Asian drama, post-colonial literatures of South East Asia, and gender in popular culture.

Publications

Scholarly Articles

"The Structure of Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting," Contemporary South Asian Fiction, ed. Jasbir Jain, Jaipur, India, 2002

Review of A Critical Stage: The Role of Secular Alternative Theatre in Pakistan by Fawzia Afzal-Khan, South Asian Review Winter 2005.

Research "Mathias Storch" (Greenland), The Compendium of 20th Century World Novelists and Novels, Michael D. Sollars, editor, 2006

"Race Riots, 1900-1910," Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, John H. Moore, Editor-in-Chief, Macmillan, 2008

"Anna Julia Cooper, " Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

"Fisk University," Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

"Florida A&M University," Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

"The Devil’s Alternative," Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction, Ed. Geoff Hamilton, Facts on File, 2007

"The Tuskegee Airmen," Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

"African American Women in the First World War," Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896—Present, Paul Finkelman, Editor in Chief, Oxford University Press, 2008

Presentations/Invited Talks

“My Experiment with Advanced Technology in the General Education Classroom,” 36th Annual Spring Conference, New Jersey College English Association, Jubilee Hall, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, March 9, 2013

“Globalizing J.P. Clark’s Song of a Goat,”  41st Conference of the African Literature Association, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, June 3-6, 2015

 “Food, Memory, and Desire in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent,” Hawaii University International Conferences, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 8-11, 2016

 “Examining Divakaruni’s dynamic women in Arranged Marriage, The Unknown Errors of Our Lives and Oleander Girl,” accepted for publication in Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, edited by Prof. Amritjit Singh and Dr. Samina Najmi.

Awards

Dr. Sood is an editor of Global Matters, the newsletter of the Institute for Global Understanding at Monmouth University.

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes

  • College Composition I (EN 101)
  • College Composition Ii (EN 102)
  • College English I (EN 101)
  • College English Ii (EN 102)
  • Literature I: Ancient Through Renaissance (EN 201)
  • Literature Ii: Neoclassical to the Present (EN 202)
  • Literature of Oppression (EN 212)
  • Non-European Literature in English (EN 229)
  • Twentieth Century African American Literature (EN 331)

Recently Taught Classes

2020 Spring

2020 Summer E

2020 Fall

2019 Spring

2019 Summer E

2019 Summer B

2019 Fall

2018 Spring

2018 Summer B

2018 Fall

2017 Spring

2017 Summer B

2017 Fall