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English welcomes Sowmya Dechamma

Published: 25 June 2010
Sowmya Dechamma

This autumn English will be welcoming Sowmya Dechamma CC, PhD who has received a prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship to work in association with Dr Stephen Morton in the area of postcolonial studies.

Dr Dechamma is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Hyderabad, India. Her area of study is Minority Discourse in Colonial India, and her project title is 'Between the Colony, Anti-Colony and the Modern: The Politics of Identity of Kodagu'. Her tenure at Southampton is from September 2010 to February 2011.

Professor Anne Curry (Head of Humanities) commented: "This is important recognition of Stephen Morton's and English's excellence in the area of postcolonial studies."

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