Dr. J. Sunita Peacock, Full Professor of English, received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1996. She has been at Slippery Rock University for the past 26 years. She currently teaches World, Asian Literature, British Literature I (Old and Middle English Literature- survey course), British Literature II (Restoration-World War I) Introduction to Literature and Culture, Critical Reading, and Critical Writing. Dr. Peacock is also the Coordinator and Advisor for the Asian Studies Program at Slippery Rock University.
Dr. Peacock has published in refereed journals, such as Commonwealth Novel in English, Pakistani Women’s Journal, International Journal of the Humanities, South Asian Review, Mosaic, Forum on Public Policy (Oxford University UK), Journal of Literature and Art and chapters in four books respectively: Violence and the Body: Race, Gender and the State (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2003), Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Media (McFarland and Company Inc. London, 2010), Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Gender Identity, Representation and Equality (IGI Global Disseminator of Knowledge. International Publisher of Progressive Information, Science and Technology, 2016) and her most current publication titled, A Negotiation of “Home” in Gurinder Chadha’s film, Bend It Like Beckham (Diaspora and Cultural Negotiations: The Films of Gurinder Chadha. Published by The Rowan and Littlefield Publishing Group, London; June 2022).
Dr. Peacock has presented her essays in several national and international conferences. Some of them include: First International Conference of Arab Voices in the Diaspora. University of Leeds, UK. National Conference of Multi-ethnic Literatures of the U.S. (MELUS), Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for Asian Studies, Oxford Round Table, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, U.K. Humanities Conference, University of the Aegean, Rhodes Greece, South Asian Conference, City University of New York, Baruch College, The South Asian Research Unit, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, and The Midwest Conference of British Studies, Annual Meeting of Global Business to name a few.
Her research interests include, working on the identities of immigrant women from South Asian nations and fusion research in the discipline of business and marketing, which investigates matrimony and the perspective of women in advertising and media both in the U.S. and India.
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