Dr. Sharleen Mondal

Dr. Sharleen Mondal

Associate Professor of English
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2011
  • Teaches courses involving themes of race, gender, class, and sexuality in literature and film
  • Currently writing a novel focusing on South Asian immigrant experiences in the United States
  • Interdisciplinary scholar of race, gender, sexuality, and empire, focusing on Victorian and South Asian literature
  • Director of the Ashland University Research and Writing Community which teaches faculty and students empirically-proven techniques to increase research and writing productivity and improve work/life balance
  • Master Coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, where she assists faculty across the country in the Center's Faculty Success Program and Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program


Mondal, Sharleen. “Hindu Widows as Religious Subjects: The Politics of Christian Conversion and Revival in Colonial India.” Journal of Women’s History (2017) 29.3, 110-136.

Mondal, Sharleen.  “Whiteness, Miscegenation, and Anti-Colonial Rebellion in Rudyard Kipling’s  The Man Who Would Be King .”   Victorian Literature and Culture  (2014) 42.4, 733-751.

Belanger, Jackie, Rebecca Bliquez, and Sharleen Mondal. “Developing a Collaborative Faculty-Librarian Information Literacy Project.” Library Review 61.2 (2012): 68-91. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17021093&ini=aob

Mondal, Sharleen. “Reading The Namesake: The Politics of Community Dialogue.” Awaaz: The Voice of South Asia (2011): 31-36. http://issuu.com/cuawaaz/docs/awaaz

Mondal, Sharleen. “Racing Desire and the New Man of the House in Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 5.1 (2009). http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue51/mondal.htm


University of Washington, Ph.D. in English Literature, Graduate Certificate in Women Studies
University of Washington, M.A. in English Literature
Texas A & M, B.A. in English Literature with Minor in Women's Studies

Courses Taught

ENG 411: Victorian Writers
ENG 408: Eighteenth-Century English Literature
ENG 330: African Literature
ENG 316: Postcolonial Literature
ENG 314: Literature and Gender
ENG 309: African American Literature
ENG 101 and 102: Composition I and II

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