MA/PhD in English Student
507 Denney Hall
Areas of Expertise
- Postcolonial studies
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Literature and environmental studies
- MSt, English (1900-present), The University of Oxford, 2018
- MA, English Literary Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017
- BA, English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016
Carissa Ma received her BA in English from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and her Master of Studies in English from the University of Oxford, focusing on the period 1900 to the present. Her areas of interest include feminist theory, postcolonial anglophone literatures and ecocriticism. She is particularly interested in studying women writers in the genre of the urban realist Indian fiction, with an emphasis on impunity, caste, institutional violence and the vexed state of moral judgement in contemporary India. She also enjoys reading about speculative realism and object-oriented ontology; writers she is fond of include Arundhati Roy, Donna Haraway, Karen Barad, Timothy Morton and Graham Harman.
- "Becoming Everything: Constitutive Impurity in Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness." Omission, issue 8, spring 2019, pp. 55-74. Oxford Research in English.