Mita Choudhury, Ph.D.
Professor of English
I am a cultural historian with an expertise in modern British literature and culture. Prior to PNW, I have worked at St. Lawrence University, New York University, and Georgia Tech.
My research and publications are positioned both within and across disciplines and include the literature and culture of Enlightenment Britain and the histories of empire, maps and mapping, cultural commerce, and colony. Archival research and digitized humanities databases provide evidentiary materials for my theses and theories about British culture in the early phase of capitalism.
I love to visit museums with my students because these spaces provide the best visual histories of humanity's diverse achievements and challenges.
“Mapping Cosmopolitanism and the Global Space at Home,” Special Issue of 1650–1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era: Betty Joseph and Elizabeth Sauer, eds.
World-Making and Other Worlds: Restoration to Romantic. 7,000 words. March 2021.
Nation-Space in Enlightenment Britain: An Archaeology of Empire. Routledge, 2019. “Circulation: Emergent Modalities of Intercultural Performance.”
A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment, Volume 4, edited by Mechele Leon.
Cultural History of Theatre, 6 vols. Christopher R. Balme and Tracy C. Davis, General Editors. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017, pp. 97-116.
Literary and cultural studies as well as the writing courses I teach reflect my commitment to the idea of global classrooms on campus and abroad. The primary goal of each course I design and deliver is to develop students’ curiosity and higher-order critical thinking. The writing-intensive and collaborative projects in my classes help students to develop transferable skills.