Brinda J Mehta

Brinda Mehta
Professor of French & Francophone Studies & Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Germaine Thompson Professor of French Studies
Mills Hall 326

Professional Interests: Nineteenth-century French literature, psychoanalysis and feminist critical theories, Caribbean and African francophone literatures

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 1992


Brinda Mehta is an award-winning scholar of postcolonial feminist literature. Her areas of specialization include postcolonial literatures from Africa, the Caribbean, France, South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Indian indenture studies, transnational feminisms, diaspora and migration studies. She is the author of five books, fifty-six articles and three co-edited volumes on postcolonial global south intellectual traditions.


  • BA, Elphinstone College
  • MA, University of Bombay
  • PhD, Brown University

Faculty Office Hours, Fall 2020

Days Times Room
M 2:00 pm-3:00 pm  
W 2:00 pm-3:30 pm  
  and by appointment  

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
MW9:00 am-10:40 amIntermediate French III
  Senior Thesis
MW11:00 am-12:15 pm Postcolonial Feminism

Courses Taught

  • FREN 003: Intermediate French III
  • FREN 004: Intermediate French IV
  • WGSS 106: Postcolonial Feminist Theory and Literature
  • WGSS 111: Women, Gender and Cultural Production in the Global South
  • WGSS 115: African and Caribbean Literatures
  • WGSS 149: Post-Colonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writings from Africa