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Amrita Das: Currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


PhD candidate – Promovenda. The American Ghazal: an immigration of an Arabic Poetic Form (1960-2010). Lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam, VU Literatures in English.

I was awarded the NWO Mosaic doctoral scholarship in 2012. The project contributes to the transnational turn in the humanities, which investigates how cultural influence moves across borders.

Prior to my academic career, I worked in corporate communications. I have over fourteen years of experience in the field. Currently I fuel my creativity with freelance/voluntary feature writing for India Nu magazine based in Amsterdam.

I have two lovely Tumblr accounts: and

This is my personal website, for access to me professionally: click here

I like reading, poetry, graphic novels, visual culture (I am on Pinterest), being home, cooking for friends and family, swimming, writing, developing better organisational skills, watching movies and TV shows and going for long walks.


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