Munia Bhaumik

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Literature

Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature


Research Interests: American and World Literatures; political philosophy; post-colonial studies; critical theory; dramatic form; lyric poetry; translation; citizenship; comparative racialization; queer feminism.

Office: N211 Callaway

Phone: 404-727-2249



Munia Bhaumik is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Comparative Literature at Emory University. She has been a Fellow of the Cornell Society for the Humanities and Melville Society. Her work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Dialogos: A Journal of Latino Studies; Mapocho: Revista de Humanidades; UCLA Thinking Gender Papers and in the anthology Islam and Postcolonial Discourse: Purity and Hybridity. Her research interests include theories of democracy, citizenship, and rights; literature and law; political philosophy; early and nineteenth-century American literature, including African-American and hemispheric American literatures; critical theory and continental philosophy; and postcolonial studies.


“Untranslatable Acts: The ‘Veil’ and Aporias of Transnational Feminism” Islam and Postcolonial Discourses, (Routledge, 2016); “Humiliation as Technique: Neoliberalism and the Non-Citizen’s Body,” Dialogos: A Journal of Latino Studies, (DePaul University Press, 2015); “Melville Fellow Report,” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies (Johns Hopkins Press, 2014); “Sonidos del Neobarroco: el acústico de la revolución hatiana en El reino de este mundo” (Primer Semestre de 2008). Mapocho: Revista de Humanidades (Santiago, Chile: Ediciones de la Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos); "Molina’s Touch and Dorda’s Music " (February 1, 2008). Thinking Gender Papers (online).