Monika Gehlawat

Associate Professor of English

Monika Gehlawat received her Ph.D from UC Berkeley where she specialized in 20th century literature and visual art. Her current book manuscript Defending Dialogue: Literary Voice in Postwar New York studies the writing of James Baldwin, Frank O'Hara, Grace Paley and Andy Warhol, alongside the Habermasian theory. Gehlawat’s published work reflect her longstanding interest to work in the interdisciplinary mode, as do the courses she teaches in modern and contemporary literature, critical theory and visual art. She is the 2013 recipient of USM's Junior Faculty Teaching Award, the Series Editor for Literary Conversations (University of Mississippi Press) and literary critic for The Center for Writers.

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