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Becci Randhawa

Dr. Becci Randhawa

Dr. Becci Randhawa
Assistant Professor
English

 

Biography:

Born in Birmingham, England but raised on the West coast of Canada, Dr. Randhawa received her BA in Honors English from the University of British Columbia in her hometown of Vancouver, BC. She went on to earn her MA and PhD in English literature from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to teaching a wide variety of literature courses, she was also privileged to work in the prestigious Arts One program at her alma mater UBC, in which she had the pleasure to teach comparatively European and Indian literature, philosophy and history. She has published and presented papers in her major fields of The Long Eighteenth Century literature, Early American literature, Postcolonial theory, Transatlantic studies, Border studies and World Literature. Her current book project, entitled tentatively "Creolism and the (Un) Making of Imperial Fictions" concerns the conceptualizing and writing of a Creole History during the Enlightenment. Her other academic interests include Gothic literature and the Postcolonial detective novel. When not working, she enjoys hanging out in coffee shops, shopping, cooking, gardening, watching way too much TV, and pursuing her other healthy obsessions such as hatha and kundalini yoga, Pilates, running, skating and skiing. She also enjoys playing with her cats and dog (when they let her!). She is thrilled to move down to the beautiful Rio Grande and is very happy to be a new Texan and a member of UTB.

Degrees:

PhD Vanderbilt University (2006)
MA Vanderbilt University (2001)
BA honors University of British Columbia (2000)

CV/VITAE: Randhawa Vitae

Classes Taught:

Undergraduate: Composition II, World Literature I and II, Literature and Women, 18th C Literature
Graduate: Critical Theory, 18th C Literature and Culture, Special Topics: Popular vs. Canonical Jane Austen

Joined UTB:

August 2008

Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Long 18th C British Literature
Early American Literature
Post-Colonial Theory
Transatlantic Studies
World Literature
Settler Studies
Generalist

Previous Experience:

2006-2008 Lecturer in the Arts One Program at the University of British Columbia
2001-2005 Teaching Fellow Vanderbilt University

Office Hours - spring 2012

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Office: MRCS 215
Phone: (956) 882-7572
Fax: (956) 882-8239
beccie.randhawa@utb.edu

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