Associate Professor Oindrila Mukherjee

Ph.D. Literature and Creative Writing, University of Houston
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Florida
M.A., B.A. English, University of Cambridge; B.A. English, Jadavpur University
340 LOH | 331-8034 | |


Oindrila Mukherjee grew up in India, where she worked as a journalist for the nation’s oldest English language newspaper The Statesman. She has attended university on three continents. Before joining Grand Valley in Fall 2011, she was the Creative Writing Fellow in Fiction at Emory University. Her literary interests include postcolonial Anglophone literature, South Asian writing in English and translation, magical realism, the novel, and folktales and mythology. She primarily writes fiction and nonfiction, and translates Bengali literature to English. Her work has appeared in SalonThe Kenyon ReviewLos Angeles Review of BooksThe Oxford Anthology of Bengali Literature, Arts & Letters, The Greensboro ReviewThe Writers’ Chronicle, Gulf CoastSilk Road Review, and elsewhere. Her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and The Best American Short Stories. She has served as fiction and reviews editor of Gulf Coast, and currently serves as a Consulting Editor for the journal Aster(ix). She contributes regularly to the Indian magazine Scroll, where she also writes a literary series called "Bottom Shelf” in which she discusses lesser-known or forgotten books with an Indian connection. Currently, she is working on a collection of stories and a novel.

At GVSU, Oindrila teaches fiction, nonfiction, and magazine writing courses and the multi-genre introductory creative writing class. She serves on the university’s International Education Committee. She has been nominated by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the Burch, Jacobs & Moore Teaching Excellence Award and the Distinguished Early Career Scholar Award. 

Her twitter handle is @oinkness

Oindrila Mukherjee

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