Alok Amatya

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Phone:
404-894-5312
Office Location:
Stephen C. Hall Building 112-2

Overview

Personal Pronouns:
He, him, his

Alok Amatya teaches first year writing and multimodal composition at Georgia Institute of Technology as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow. His pedagogy engages students in topics of environmental justice and minority identity through digital projects like electronic essays, video podcasts, WordPress sites, ArcGIS StoryMaps projects, and digital posters. Alok received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Miami in 2018. His current book manuscript, titled Reading Indigenous Struggles: Resource Conflict Literature, studies narratives of resistance against infrastructure & development projects led by indigenous communities and environmental activists. Alok’s research & teaching encompass global & multi-ethnic literature in English, with a focus on narratives of arrival from and return to a cultural homeland. You can read his article “Itineraries of Conflict in Arundhati Roy’s Walking with the Comrades” in volume 11:1 of Environmental Humanities, a biannual journal. Alok co-edited a special issue of Modern Fiction Studies journal on “Literature and Extraction,” published in March 2020. He is an editor at TECHStyle and a member of the World Englishes Committee in the Writing and Communication Program of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication.

Education:
  • PhD in English Literature
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Global Literature
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Transnational Asian Literature

Courses

  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II