I am a comics-maker/researcher/writer and a South Asian immigrant based in New York, originally from Calcutta, India.
As a PhD Candidate at Stony Brook University, I am currently drawing my doctoral dissertation as a comic. In both my creative and academic work, I focus on how comics can be utilized by scholars and artists alike in ethnography, in narrative medicine, in literary activism, in resisting dominant discourses.
On the art front, I work in a variety of genres and usually go for a semi-comic/stylized, semi-painterly style. Some of my favorite things to draw are cities and living spaces. I also like turning people into cartoons. As of August 2020, I am in the early stages of drawing a YA graphic narrative called Annie's Song.
You can find my Academic resume here.
Recently I had the opportunity to be on a Small Press Expo panel (co-sponsored by ICAF) with cartoonists GB Tran and Erin Williams along with the brilliant Qiana Whitted and Jeanette Roan. You can watch it here.
I also wrote for this year's Eisner winning journal of "Best Comics-Related Journalism" Women Write About Comics. You can here my two part essay here.