About Professor Saha

Poulomi Saha is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She is affiliated faculty in the Programs in Critical Theory and Gender and Women’s Studies, and teaches courses in postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality theory, and ethnic American literature. Her first book, An Empire of Touch: Women’s Political Labor & The Fabrication of East Bengal (Columbia UP, 2019), was awarded the Harry Levin Prize for outstanding first book by the American Comparative Literature Association in 2020 and the Helen Tartar First Book Subvention Prize in 2017.

It can be purchased here.  A South Asia imprint from Penguin Random House (2019) is available here.


Professor Saha is editor and curator of “That was 1971,” the first online, crowdsourced archive on Bangladesh’s War of Independence.