Purnima Bose

Purnima Bose

Professor, English

Chair, English

Academic Director, IU India Gateway

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Adjunct Professor, Cultural Studies

Adjunct Professor, History

Affiliated Professor, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Study of Global Change


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

Journal Articles and Other Publications

Selected Articles:

Review of Ben Brody’s Attention Servicemember in Od Review. (March 2020). Check out Mr. Brody’s haunting photographs at: https://theodreview.com/2020/03/19/attention-servicemember-ben-brody-reviewed-by-purnima-bose/.

“Kamala Harris’s The Truths We Hold,” Presidential Campaign Autobiographies 2020. American Literary History Online Only Forum. (March 2020): e25-e32. Posted at: https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajaa005.

“Canine Rescue, Civilian Casualties, and the Long Gulf War.” In/Visible War: The Culture of War in Twenty-First-Century America, eds. Jon Simons and John Lucaites (Rutgers University Press, 2017), 188-207.

“America’s Educating Mission: Soft Power & the Case of Iraq,” With Laura E. Lyons, Against the Current 176 (May/June 2015): 7-9.

“Transnational Resistance and Fictive Truths: Virendranath Chattopadhyaya, Agnes Smedley, and the Indian Nationalist Movement.” The Journal of South Asian History and Culture Vol. 2, No. 4 (October 2011). pp. 502-521. 

“From Agitation to Institutionalization: The Student Anti-Sweatshop Movement in the New Millennium.” Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Vol. 15 Issue 1, Winter 2008. pp. 213-240. Posted at: https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1371&context=ijgls.