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Pratima Prasad, PhD

  • Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts Associate Professor of French
  • Telephone: 617-287-6500
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 10 CLA/CSM Dean's Suite

Areas of Expertise

Colonialism, Romanticism, and nineteenth-century French and Francophone culture

Degrees

PhD University of Pennsylvania

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Pratima Prasad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 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 the nineteenth-century author George Sand. She is currently working on a research 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. She is the Vice President of the George Sand association. She is on the Editorial Board of George Sand Studies and also serves as book review editor for the journal.