Associate Professor of English, Director of Graduate Studies
Monika Gehlawat received her Ph.D from UC Berkeley where she specialized in 20th century literature and visual art. Her current book manuscript Talk to Me: Literary Voice in Postwar New York studies the writing of James Baldwin, Frank O'Hara, grace Paley and Andy Warhol, and reflects her longstanding interest to work in the interdisciplinary mode. Gehlawat is the Director of Graduate Studies and also teaches courses in modern and contemporary literature, critical theory and visual art. She is the 2013 recipient of USM's Junior Faculty Teaching Award. Gehlawat is also the Series Editor for Literary Conversations (University of Mississippi Press) and critic for the Center for Writers.