Graduate Student Profile

Arunima Paul

Status: ABD

Contact Information


Biographical Sketch

Arunima came to USC after completing her M.Phil in English at the Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. She has taught Victorian Literature, Renaissance Drama and Indian Writing in English at various colleges at the University of Delhi. Her PhD dissertation explores contemporary representations of the provincial countryside in relation to globalization, in Indian film and literature. Her interests include: popular culture, film, gender studies, ethnic studies, postcolonial and queer theory. Besides the doctoral degree in English, she is also pursuing the Gender Studies as well as Visual Studies graduate certificates.

Employment at USC:

Teaching Assistant, Gender Studies (2012-2013)

Assistant Lecturer, Writing Program (2008-2010)

Writing Consultant, Writing Program (Spring 2010, Spring 2011)


  • B.A. Hindu College, 05/2002
  • M.A. St. Stephens College, 05/2004
  • M.Phil. English, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, 05/2006

Honors and Awards

  • Advanced Fellowship, Department of English, USC, 2011-2012   
  • College Graduate Merit Award, Department of English, USC, 2007-2008   
  • Visual Studies Award, 2007-2008   



  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377