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                                                      Avani Tandon Vieira

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 Academic Record

PhD, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge                                                           2019 - Present

Supervisor: Dr. Priyamvada Gopal 

Thesis title: Little Magazines and Imaginations of Place


MSt. World Literatures in English, University of Oxford, 69.75%                                     2016 - 2017

PG Diploma in Liberal Arts, Ashoka University, 3.61/4.0 (C.G.P.A.)                               2015 - 2016


B.A. English (Honours), St. Stephen’s College, 69.18%                                                     2012 - 2015


Awards and Fellowships

Visiting Scholar, Cornell University South Asia Program                                            Jan - Feb 2022

Offered a visiting scholar position to conduct research in the Bombay Poet’s archive.

Cumberland Lodge Fellowship                                                                                        2020 – 2022

Godrej Culture Labs International Fellowship                                                                             2020

Gates Cambridge Scholarship, University of Cambridge                                              2019 - Present

UNESCO - Sahapedia Fellowship                                                                                     2018 - 2019 

Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Development Award, University of Oxford                                2017

Maxwell and Meyerstein Grant, University of Oxford                                                                  2017

                 Teaching Experience

Graduate Supervisor                                                                                        April 2021 – present

Supervised undergraduate students in Postcolonial and related literatures. Responsibilities included small-group teaching, supervising dissertations, and one-on-one instruction. 

Instructor, Ashoka University                                                                August - December 2018                                     

Independently planned, delivered, and assessed a course titled Forms of Resistance: Protest, Identity, and Art                                     

Teaching Fellow, Ashoka University                                                     August 2017 – April 2018

Provided teaching assistance on courses titled Literature and the Making of Democracies, Dalit Literature, Masala Shakespeare, and Globalization, Migration, and Diasporic Identities.

                  Publications and Papers

‘“Songs of Rubbish: Little Magazines, City Space, and the Grand National Narrative’, ‘Trash’, Oxford Research in English Journal. Spring 2021

‘Maps Run Aground: The Bombay Little Mag in the World’, ‘Between Comparison and Context’, South Asia Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, March 2021

‘“Like Cartographers Mapping the City”: Geographic Negotiations and Indian Literary Subcultures’, Off the Radar: Periodical Print Media Outside Mainstream Culture, Virtual Postgraduate Conference in Comparative Literature and Culture, University of Gottingen, January 2021

‘“Welcome to the Conspiracy”: Bombay Poets, the Small Press, and Forms of Affiliation’, Small Presses, Then and Now, MLA Conference 2021, January 2021

‘Literature from Little Known Little people’: Mimeographs, Manifestos and Internationalism in damn you, a magazine of the arts. ‘Debts’, Oxford Research in English Journal. Issue 7. Winter 2017.

‘Literature from little known little people’: Mimeographs, Manifestos and Internationalism in damn you, a magazine of the arts. ‘Debts’ English Graduate Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, Oxford, June 2017.

              Work Experience and Curatorial Projects

Co-convener, activist/aesthetics Reading Group                                         October 2021 - Present

Ran a multi-disciplinary, international graduate reading group focused on the intersections of material culture and progressive politics in the 20th century. 

Founder and archivist, The Museum of Ephemera                                                      2020 - Present 

Founded a digital repository for protest ephemera from the city of Bombay. 

Founder and Curator, The Pind Collective                                                                   2016 - Present

Created an inter-disciplinary online platform for young South Asian creatives.  

Member, Editorial Team, Akademi Mag                                                                                      2020

Research Assistant, Dr. Subhasree Chakravarty                                                    May - August 2019

Assisted on research projects examining the MeToo movement and the history of Composition Studies in India. 

Programmes Manager, St+art India Foundation                                 December 2018 - March 2019  

Curated and organized programming for a public arts festival in Delhi’s Lodhi Colony.  

              Conferences Organized

‘Debts’: English Graduate Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, June 2017

MSt. World Literatures in English Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, May 2017


English (Native), Hindi (Native), Korean (Beginner)

                Other Prizes

Toto Funds the Arts, Creative Writing in English. Longlist.                          2018, 2020, 2021   

Raedleaf International Poetry Prize, Finalist.                                                                    2017        


Dr. Priyamvada Gopal, University of Cambridge.                   

CV: My Work
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