Ph.D. in English Literature with Graduate Certificate in Women Studies, University of Washington
M.A. in English Literature, University of Washington
B.A. in English with minor in Women's Studies, Texas A&M University
Research and Teaching Interests
Nineteenth and twentieth-century British and South Asian literature and culture (especially of the British Empire), gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial studies.
Dr. Mondal is working on a book-length project on the work and writing of the late nineteenth-century Indian social reformer and Hindu convert to Christianity, Pandita Ramabai. In particular, Dr. Mondal's book manuscript focuses on Ramabai's conversion to Christianity, her travels to England and the United States to gain support for her feminist work in India, and her subsequent unique reformulation of Christian evangelism and worship in India as these experiences were shaped by the imperial context of the period.