Alok Amatya

Brittain Fellow

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

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 multimodal projects like blog writing, audiovisual essays, map-making, and poster exposition. Alok received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Miami in 2018. His current book manuscript, titled Resource Conflict Literature: Reading Indigenous Struggles, 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 and return to 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 is currently co-editing a special issue of Modern Fiction Studies journal on “Literature and Extraction.” He is the co-chair 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
Courses
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II