Miss Aanchal Vij

Post:Doctoral Tutor (History)
Other posts:Research student (English)
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My current research, funded by the Chancellor's scholarship, explores the relationship between guilt and nostalgia in American visual and non-visual narratives. A study of the form of literature is central to my work that deals with American exceptionalism, survivor's and imperial guilt, examining the figure of the superhero, Disability Studies, and race relations in America. My supervisors are Dr. Pamela Thurschwell and Dr. Maria Lauret. 

I am also presently a SAGE Research Hive Scholar and Doctoral Tutor.  


Researcher (School of English)


2017-Present: PhD, English Literature (University of Sussex)

2016-17: Research and Teaching Assistant, Critical Thinking and Anthropology (Ashoka University, India)

2015-16: MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought (University of Sussex)

2014-15: Postgraduate Course in Liberal Arts (Young India Fellowship, Delhi, India)

2010-13: BA in English Literature (University of Delhi, India)


Teaching and Tutoring:

Tutor (University of Sussex; for UG students): Introduction to American Studies

Tutor (University of Sussex; for Foundation Year students): Reading Nostalgia in American Comics

Teaching Assistant (Ashoka University, India): Forms of Literature, Great Books, Literature and the World, Critical Thinking and Writing