Dr. Sharleen Mondal

Associate Professor of English
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2011 and teaches courses in Victorian Writers, Eighteenth-Century English Literature, Literature and Gender, and Composition I and II
  • Is an interdisciplinary scholar of gender and sexuality in Victorian Britain and colonial South Asia
  • Drawing on transnational and postcolonial feminist theory, her research explores how race, gender, sexuality, caste, and class shaped narratives of national identity and political engagement for both British and Indian subjects who were socially marginalized—including, for instance, Hindu widows, people of mixed or ambiguous racial identity, non-heterosexuals, and religious converts
  • Current research includes two book projects. Taking Liberty: The Work and Writing of Pandita Ramabai, employs a transnational Victorian studies perspective to understand what role Indian Christian women played in the emergence of feminism in India; and second book project, Desiring Politics in Victorian Britain and Colonial South Asia, focuses on late Victorian imperial anxiety around racial mixture and the preoccupation with so-called racial purity 


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

Belanger, Jackie, Rebecca Bliquez, and Sharleen Mondal. “Developing a Collaborative Faculty-Librarian Information Literacy Project.” Library Review 61.2 (2012): 68-91.

Mondal, Sharleen. “Reading The Namesake: The Politics of Community Dialogue.” Awaaz: The Voice of South Asia (2011): 31-36.

Mondal, Sharleen. “Racing Desire and the New Man of the House in Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 5.1 (2009).


University of Washington, Ph.D.
University of Washington, M.A.
Texas A & M, B. A.

Courses Taught

ENG 411: Victorian Writers
ENG 408: Eighteenth-Century English Literature
ENG 314: Literature and Gender
ENG 101 and 102: Composition I and II

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