Ashwiny Kistnareddy

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Dr Ashwiny O Kistnareddy is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre.

She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she is also affiliated lecturer in the MMLL Faculty. She has published two monographs: Locating Hybridity (2015) and Migrant Masculinities in Women’s Writing: (In)Hospitality, Community, Vulnerability (2021).

She has a monograph, Refugee Afterlives: Home, Hauntings, and Hunger forthcoming. It looks at Francophone Vietnamese refugee (s’) children’s writing and their engagement with notions of exile, homelessness, race, gendered affect, haunting and food and foodways as they rebuild community. She has published mostly on literature and women’s writing and recently developed an interest in Refugee studies, more precisely refugee children’s experiences and autobiographical narratives.

Her Leverhulme project is entitled ‘Refugee Children as a Site of Critical Intervention’.

  • Books and monographs

    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2022) 'Refugee Afterlives: Homelessness, Hauntings and Hunger ', Liverpool University Press
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (with Alice Roullière )(2022) 'Catching Up with Time: Belatedness and Anachronies in Francophone Literature and Culture ', Peter Lang
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2021) 'Migrant Masculinities in Women’s Writing: (In)Hospitality, Community and Vulnerability ', Palgrave Macmillan
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2015) 'Locating Hybridity: Creole, Identities and Body Politics ', Peter Lang
  • Journal articles and special issues

    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2021) '“Chez moi pas chez moi”: Home(lessness) in Kim Thúy’s Narratives ', Forum for Modern Language Studies
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2021) 'Elsewhere Home: Hospitality, Affect and Language in Chen’s Lettres chinoises and Thúy’s Vi ', Quebec Studies 71 : 91-110
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2021) '“Nothing Ever Dies”: Memory and Marginal Children’s voices in Rwandan and Vietnamese Refugee Writing ', Journal of the British Academy 9 (s3) : 157-72
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2020) 'Disrupting Homogeneous Nation-space: The Black Male Body and the Migrant Woman Writer’s Gaze (Léonora Miano and Fatou Diome) ', L’Esprit Créateur 60 (2) : 41-54
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2020) 'Dire l’indicible: Children, Trauma and Post-war Silences in Kim Thúy’s Ru and Grace Ly’s Jeune fille modèle ', International Journal of Francophone Studies 23 (1&2) : 99–117
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2019) '"Le pays, c’était comme la femme d’un autre": Reconceptualising African Migrant Masculinity in Fatou Diome’s Le Ventre de l’Atlantique and Léonora Miano’s Tels des astres éteints ', Itinéraires
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2015) 'Victimes ou bourreaux? : Ecrire les hommes dans Le Sari vert, Blue Bay Palace et Les Hommes qui me parlent ', Interculturel Francophonie 28 : 135-156
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2015) 'The Twice-displaced: Mapping Alternative Diasporic Identities in Works by Ananda Devi and Nathacha Appanah ', Journal of South Asian Diaspora Studies 7 (2) : 167-81
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2014) 'Les Voix de la Coolitude: Entre harmonie et dissonances (Maryse Condé, Shiva Naipaul et Ananda Devi) ', Les Cahiers du GRELCEF 5 : 19-36
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2012) 'Almost White but not Quite: A Comparative Reading of Ferblanc's Hybridity in Ananda Devi's Soupir ', Comparative Critical Studies 9 : 319-32
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2011) 'Interrogating Identity: Psychological Dislocations in the Novels of Ananda Devi ', Dalhousie French Studies 94 : 27-38
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2010) 'L’ex-il/île ou l’île intérieure: l’île Maurice dans l’oeuvre romanesque d’Ananda Devi ', Palabres: Revue d’études francophones XI (2) : 93-110
  • Chapters

    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2023) 'Post-migratory Identities: Changing Masculinities in Kim Thúy’s Vi ', Touching Beauty: The Poetics of Kim Thúy Queens-McGill University Press
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2013) 'Rebelles, prostituées et meurtrières dans les romans d’Ananda Devi’ ', Rebelles et criminelles chez les écrivaines d’expression française Rodopi
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2013) 'The Human-Animal in Ananda Devi’s Texts: Towards an Ethics of Hybridity? ', Women’s Writing in Twentieth Century France University of Wales Press
    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2011) 'Représenter l’altérité: le corps grotesque dans l’oeuvre Romanesque d’Ananda Devi ', Ecrivaines mauriciennes au féminin: Penser l’altérité L’Harmattan
  • Encyclopedia entries

    Kistnareddy, Ashwiny (2023) 'Natacha Appanah ', The Literary Encyclopedia