Reading and Composition
Srijani Ghosh earned her Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University. Her dissertation, “From Chantilly Lace to Chanel: Commodity Worship in Chick Lit,” is a literary sociological study of 20th and 21st century women’s popular fiction, and investigates the genre of chick lit as a site for cultural globalization. After completing her Ph.D., she taught English and Women’s Studies courses at Michigan State University before moving to Berkeley in June 2015. She is looking forward to teaching at UC Berkeley while getting to know the Bay Area. Her teaching and research interests include reading and composition, women writers, popular culture, detective fiction, world literature, creative nonfiction, and gothic literature.