Sailaja Sastry

Lecturer in English

Barnard College

Sailaja Sastry is a lecturer in the Department of English at Barnard College. She received her PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, completing her dissertation, Bureaucratic Belonging: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Literary Creation of the South Asian American Subject, under the supervision of Professor Gauri Viswanathan. Her research and teaching interests include global South Asian literature in English and Asian American autobiography. Her current project, Peerless, is a memoir about raising two special-needs children.