Rijuta Mehta

Assistant Professor, Department of English
Affiliated with the Centre for South Asian Studies


Rijuta Mehta is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She holds a doctorate from the department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She is co-author of 23 Grams of Salt: Retracing Gandhi’s March to Dandi (2020), and is currently completing a monograph on forms of anticolonialism.


Ph.D. Brown University
M.A. Brown University
M.A. Delhi University
B.A. Gujarat University

Research Interests

Postcolonial literature
Visual culture
Critical theory
Race and Ethnicity Studies
World Literature in English


“Punishment without End: Reading the Transformed Object of Protest.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 32.2 (forthcoming).

“Brokering Suitability: On Indian Matchmaking.” Los Angeles Review of Books. July 31, 2020.

(With Anuj Ambalal) 23 Grams of Salt: Retracing Gandhi’s March to Dandi. Ahmedabad, India: Navajivan Press. 2020.

“Anticolonial Folly and the Reversals of Repatriation.” In Abjection Incorporated: Mediating the Politics of Pleasure and Violence, 140–63. Duke UP, 2020.

“Living with the Other Half: Slum Specials on Reality TV .” Studies in South Asian Film and Media 4, no. 1 (2012): 39–59.

Review of Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 14, no. 3 (2018): 348–50.


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