Satyendra Singh completed his MPhil from Centre for English Studies (CES), Jawaharlal Nehru University, and is currently a PhD student there. He earned his BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Delhi. His research deploys an interdisciplinary approach to study the ‘Bihari’ Muslim migrant experience: their multiple dislocation in wake of the long chain of South Asian partitions. His research interests include South Asian Studies, Diaspora and Migration Studies, Partition Studies, Mad Studies, and modern Indian and American drama and their cinematic adaptations.
Prior to joining Ashoka, Satyendra taught at Delhi University colleges—St. Stephen’s College and Miranda House—in the capacity of Assistant Professor (2013-15). At Ashoka, he has worked as Senior Writing Coordinator (2015-17) at the Centre for Writing and Communication; and has been teaching at the YIF Critical Writing Programme since 2015. His CW course at the YIF revolves around the history and politics of representation of madness in literature and art. Satyendra is passionate about books, literature, philosophy, films, food, plants, and art and craft. He strongly believes in the power of literature to transform individuals, and likes to describe his course and pedagogy as vehicles for countering the alienating effects of modernity.