Surbhi V. Malik, MA, PhD
Surbhi V. Malik, MA, PhD

Surbhi V. Malik, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • English

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Homelessness as Metaphor and Metonym: Transatlantic Geopolitics in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction and Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss, 2016
  • “‘UK is finished; India’s too corrupt… Anyone can become Amrikan’: Interrogating Itineraries of Power in Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice.”, Journal of Creative Communications, Vol 2/ Issue1&2, 79-100, 2007

Publications

  • “Maid of Honor.” Leaves., Leaves, 1/1, 32-36, 2004

Presentations

  • “The Polyvocal Muslim Novel: Race and Islamophobia in South Asian Diaspora Literature,” Kripke Symposium, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, February 18-19, 2016, 2016
  • “‘You Got a Thing about Prince?’ American Popular Culture and South Asian Masculinity in Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album,” Re-Visioning Activism: The Fourth International Conference on Asian British and Asian American Literatures, Taipei, Taiwan, December 18-19, 2015., 2015
  • “The Suburban Splendors of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fiction,” Association for Asian American Studies, Evanston, IL, April 22-25, 2015, 2015
  • “Multicultural Resolutions to Postcolonial Problems in South Asian Diasporic Literature,” American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle, WA, March 26-29, 2015., 2015
  • Invited Moderator, “Remembering Vincent, Responding to Hate,” Day of Remembrance Panel, Creighton University, February 19, 2015, 2015
  • Invited Speaker, “How Ethnic Heritage Impacts Learning,” Creighton University Asian/ Pacific Islander Dine and Dialogue Series, November 13, 2014., 2014
  • “‘A Love Song to America’: Uneven Mappings of Race and Religion in South Asian American Literature,” Association for Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 2014., 2014
  • “‘Dude, You’re A Fan’: Fandom and Fundamentalism in South Asian Diasporic Literature,” Critical Ethnic Studies Association, Chicago, IL, September 19-21, 2013., 2013
  • “Inscriptions of Race in Metaphors of Space: Diaspora and Homelessness in The Inheritance of Loss,” South Asian Literary Association, Boston, MA, January 2-3, 2013., 2013
  • “‘You Got a Thing about Prince?’ American Popular Culture and South Asian Masculinity in Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album,” Department of English Colloquium, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, November16, 2012., 2012
  • “Transnationalism and Political Consciousness in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, Santa Clara University, CA, April 19-22, 2012., 2012
  • “Re-thinking ‘Terrorist: Place and Political Consciousness in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” Northeast Modern Language Association, St. John Fisher College, NY, March 15-18, 2012 ., 2012
  • “A Place Where There was Nowhere Left to Go”: Homes and Mobility in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake,” Women and Gender Studies Conference: At the Border: Transformation and Transition in Contemporary Feminism, Oakton Community College, IL, April 1, 2011., 2011
  • “On Bridging Asian American Studies and Student Affairs,” East of California Conference, Ohio State University, OH, November 3-4, 2006., 2006
  • “‘UK is finished; India’s too corrupt; Anyone can become Amrikan’: Interrogating Itineraries of Power in Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice,” 3rd International South Asian Popular Culture Conference, University of Manchester, UK, June 27-29, 2006, 2006
  • “Meeting at the Margins: Wives, Servants, and Narrators Negotiate Home in Ginu Kamani’s Junglee Girl,” Asian Pacific American Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, March 4-6, 2006., 2006

Awards and Honors

  • Featured Instructor, UIC General Education Assessment Newsletter , 2013