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Christi A. Merrill

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Christi A Merrill is associate professor of South Asian literature and postcolonial theory in the Departments of Comparative Literature and Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, and author of Riddles of Belonging: India in Translation and other Tales of Possession (Fordham University Press, 2009). Her translations of the oral-based stories of Rajasthani writer Vijaydan Detha, Chouboli and Other Stories, were copublished by Katha (New Delhi) and Fordham University Press (New York) and won the 2012 A. K. Ramanujan Award for translation from the Association of Asian Studies. She spent the 2013-14 school year in India on an NEH/AIIS senior fellowship researching the work of Kausalya Baisantry and other Dalit writers for the book-in-progress Genres of Real Life: Mediating Stories of Injustice Across Languages.

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