Dr. Debotri Dhar holds a Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University, India, a Master’s in Women’s Studies, with distinction, from the University of Oxford, UK, and a Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, USA. She previously taught at Rutgers University, held a research affiliation with Boston University, and currently teaches Transnational Feminisms at the College of Wooster, Ohio. Delightfully fond of both fact and fiction, Debotri juggles academic research and teaching with lively bursts of creative writing. Her first novel was penned at eighteen; and her short stories have since been published in literary magazines, journals and anthologies in the UK, USA, India, Canada and elsewhere. Her recent work of fiction Postcards from Oxford: Stories of Women and Travel (London: Roman Books, 2013) was described by the New York Journal of Books as “elegantly written, with poise and control… Themes of outsider-ship, race, love, and nature bind these stories together. As a body of work, they examine what it means for a 21st century woman to travel.” Her second novel, the Courtesans of Karim Street, is to be published shortly.