Gautam Basu Thakur

Associate Professor of English
Director of Critical Theory
https://www.boisestate.edu/critical-theory/

gautambasuthakur@boisestate.edu

(208)426-4261 | LA-225

Education

  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.Phil., English, Jadavpur University, Calcutta
  • Certificate in Critical Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., English, Jadavpur University
  • B.A. Hons., English, Jadavpur University

Interests

Gautam Basu Thakur¬†is a critical theorist working in the fields of comparative cultural studies; postcoloniality and globalization studies; British Literature of the Empire; race and sexuality studies; and world cinema. More specifically, he is interested in theoretical psychoanalysis and its interventions in postcolonial studies; the British Empire and its afterlife in global/transnational literary and (new) media cultures; film; and comparative cultural politics. He is the author of¬† Postcolonial Theory and Avatar (2015) and Postcolonial Lack: Identity, Culture, Surplus (forthcoming 2020), and co-editor of Lacan and the Nonhuman (2018) and Reading Lacan’s Seminar VIII: On Transference (forthcoming).