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Tamara Bhalla

Tamara BhallaTamara Bhalla is an associate professor of American Studies and affiliate faculty in the Asian Studies program. Professor Bhalla’s research focuses on the social, cultural, and community-building uses and values of multiethnic literatures. Other research interests include Asian American and South Asian American literary and cultural studies, Afro-Asian feminisms, ethnic American reading communities, and literary reception.

Professor Bhalla teaches both introductory and upper-level core courses in the American Studies department on Asian American literature and culture, multiethnic literatures and cultures, and post-1965 narratives of immigration to the United States. She received her PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan.

Selected Publications
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  • AMST 200: What Is an American?
  • AMST 365: Asian American Fictions
  • AMST 375: Studies in Asian American Culture
  • AMST 464: Immigration Nations: Examining Narratives of Immigration to the US
  • AMST 490: Senior Seminar