Pavitra Sundar.

Pavitra Sundar, associate professor of literature, recently published the co-edited volume Thinking with an Accent (University of California Press, 2023). For this 16-essay volume, Sundar and her co-editors Pooja Rangan (Amherst), Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan (Rice), and Akshaya Saxena (Vanderbilt), convened scholars of media, literature, education, law, language, and sound to theorize accent as an object of inquiry, an interdisciplinary method, and an embodied practice.

Sundar's essay, "Listening with an Accent--or How to Loeribari," uses a poem by Aracelis Girmay to stage a mode of listening that reimagines one’s relationship to others. The book is available as an open-access volume, thanks to the generous support of Hamilton's Dean of Faculty office and the other co-editors' home institutions.

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