My areas of scholarly interest are postcolonial literature (esp. South Asia), film studies, and narrative theory. I have published a book chapter and encyclopedia entries on the Indian graphic novel and Indian writing in English respectively. In my current research, I examine how writers and filmmakers from Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora create different models of cosmopolitanism to counter the post-9/11 characterization of Muslims as parochial and backward. My scholarship and teaching have always enriched each other. The SAGES seminars that I teach in my independent capacity emerge from my general and particular fields of study. In my ten years of teaching, I have been fortunate to share my research interests with students from various academic disciplines, mostly in the United States and briefly in India. I enjoy our many conversations about writing, literature, and cinema both inside and outside the classroom.