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Susmitha Udayan

Visiting Lecturer II of French

Photo: Susmitha  Udayan
Email:  sudayan@unm.edu
Office:  349B
Hours:  M W 2:00-3:30

Research Area/s:

French

Biography:

Educational History:

2019, Ph.D., French Studies, The University of New Mexico

Dissertation: Narrating Refugee Lives: Political Asylum in 21st century France

M.A., M.Phil French, Pondicherry University, India

B.A. English, St. Teresa’s College, India

Research Interests: 

  • 20th and 21st-century French and Francophone literature
  • Bandes dessinées
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Refugee studies

Susmitha Udayan’s interdisciplinary research focuses on accounts of refugee and migrant experiences in French novels and documentary comics. Her work examines the forms of personhood that emerge from forced displacement and legal exclusion.