Surrey University and the University of the Arts
Amita is a writer and academic, based in London, and Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at University College London this year. She teaches at Surrey University and the University of the Arts, and has published in various academic and literary journals, like Berkeley Fiction Review, Brand, View from the Top, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, South Asian Popular Culture Journal, and others. Her PhD in Dance Studies is from the University of California, Riverside.
ArticlesWhen characters in the Fox Television sitcom The Mindy Project call Mindy Lahiri fat, Mindy sees it as a case of misidentification. She reminds the character that she is a “petite Asian woman,” that she has large, beautiful breasts, that she has nothing in common with fat people, and the terms “chubbster” and “BBW – Big Beautiful Woman” are offensive and do...Read more