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Meera Jagannathan
Adjunct Faculty


Meera Jagannathan received her BA in French and English from Texas A&M University and her MA from Columbia University, New York. She is a 5th year PhD student in the English Department.

Ms. Jagannathan teaches courses in the India Studies program in CCS and world literature in the Modern & Classical Languages department. She specializes at the intersection of culture and history through fiction and films. She has taught courses on writing in the Lone Star system and as a TA in the English Department at the University of Houston.

Research Interests:

  • 19th Century French & British Literature
  • Women and Autobiography
  • Trauma and Memory Studies
  • Novel and Narrative theory
  • World Literature and Postcolonial


  • 2010-2016 — PhD 5th Year, English Department, University of Houston, Houston
  • 2008-2009 — M.A. in English Literature, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2002-2007 — B.A. in English & French,  College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • 2006 Spring — French Language & Culture courses, Université Stendhal III, Grenoble, France


  • Soon to appear: “Poetics of Dislocation: Trauma in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre” in the special volume put together by the organizers of the Women Writing Lives international conference in Istanbul.
  • Published: “The Enigma of Toru Dutt” appears in the special volume titled, “Lost Oceans” in Dalhousie French Studies Vol 94 2011 Spring.