Assistant ProfessorB.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi);
Dr Aishwarya Subramanian holds a B.A. (Hons) in English from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, an M. Phil from Trinity College Dublin, and a PhD from Newcastle University in the UK.
Her research interests encompass popular children’s literature, science fiction and fantasy, theories of spatiality and borders, and nationalism after empire. Recent publications include papers on prize culture (International Research in Children’s Literature, 2019), aerial surveillance in fantasy (Space and Culture, 2020), board games and empire (Jeunesse, 2020) and the space of the museum in British children’s literature (The Lion & the Unicorn, forthcoming 2021). In 2019 she was a recipient of a Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) International Honor Award.
In 2018 she held the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow (AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship) in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University. She had previously worked at the same university as a teaching assistant and instructor.
Prior to re-entering academia, Dr Subramanian had worked for some time in educational publishing, and later as a literary columnist and critic. She now serves on the editorial board of Gold SF, Goldsmiths University’s science fiction publishing imprint, and is a reviews editor for the magazine Strange Horizons.