Research interests: Modernisms, realisms, poetics, drama, decolonisation and postcolonial theory, translation, South Asian, Caribbean and East Asian literature, critical theory
Languages: English, Hindi, French, Chinese (advanced), Spanish (intermediate), Sanskrit and Urdu (beginner)
Aliya Ram works on 19th and 20th century literature in English, Hindi and French, with a focus on representational modes that emerged in the ferment of anti-colonial activity to articulate new visions of self, citizenship and sociality. Her interests include the disciplining of languages after independence, postcolonial translation and the (dis)similitudes of time and money. She holds a B.A. in English Literature, with a paper in French, from the University of Cambridge, and worked as a journalist with the Financial Times for five years before starting her PhD.