Faculty & Staff
Pratima Prasad, PhD
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of French
Areas of Expertise
Colonialism, Romanticism, and nineteenth-century French and Francophone culture
PhD University of Pennsylvania
Professional Publications & Contributions
Pratima Prasad is an Associate Professor of French and is currently serving as an Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts. She has published a book that investigates how French Romanticism was shaped by and contributed to colonial discourses of race. In addition, she has co-edited a volume that explores the links between the novel and drama in nineteenth-century France and has published several articles on the works of Romantic writers, including George Sand and Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. She is currently working on a project that is tentatively entitled “The French Indian Ocean.” The project is a study of the Indian Ocean as it has been imagined, mythologized, observed, and examined by French and francophone writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Professor Prasad has been teaching at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 2002. She has taught classes at all levels of the French program, including introductory and intermediate language courses, literary surveys, and seminars on nineteenth-century culture and French and francophone cinema.