I am a doctoral scholar and an aspiring comic artist. My research focuses on graphic narratives, ecocriticism, diaspora studies and postcolonial literature. Both my academic and artistic work seek to examine how graphic narratives possess an openness to difference, that is often missing from normative models of discourse, and how this characteristic can be utilized (by artists and scholars alike) to represent marginalized voices be it in conflict spaces, ethnic minority groups, queer spaces or the disabled community. Being an immigrant, I am especially interested in scholarship and artistic work that focusses on diaspora narratives and multicultural identities.

When I am not struggling with academic deadlines, I am trying to illustrate my own comic book/graphic short–a project I have always dreamed of, but only recently started working on.┬áIt revolves around life as an immigrant, New York city, and living in between two worlds. A decent chunk of this website will be snippets from the work in progress. The other half will be an attempt at documenting my academic life.

Find me on Twitter at @Doodlebug992

Find me on Instagram at @doodles_and_pictures
and at my new art account @kay_the_doodlebug

Email: sohini.kumar@stonybrook.edu and sk6887@nyu.edu