Vidya Sarveswaran is an Associate Professor of English in the School of Liberal Arts at IIT Jodhpur, India. She is presently on lien in the Department of English, at Pondicherry University. Her Phd from IIT Madras focussed on an Ecocritical study of the writings of Terry Tempest Williams. She is a Fulbright Fellow from the University of Nevada, Reno (2008-2009) and a Rachel Carson Fellow (2016) from LMU Munich. Other than her degrees in Literary Studies and Mass Communication, Vidya also holds a PG Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy.
Her research and teaching focus on Environmental Humanities, Blue Humanities, Environment and Culture, Disaster Narratives, Ecocriticism and Literary Studies, and Environment and Heritage. Vidya has co-edited four books: Ecoambiguity, Community and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism (Lexington Press Maryland, 2014), Ecocriticism of the Global South books (Lexington Press, Maryland 2015), The Routledge Handbook of Ecocriticism and Environmental Communication (Routledge 2019) and The Bloomsbury Handbook to Medical Environmental Humanities (2023). She is a reviewer for the ISLE journal, (OUP), The South Asian Review (Taylor and Francis), Environmental Humanities (Duke University Press), Eocene (Cappadocian Journal of Environmental Humanities), The Trumpeter (Athabasca University Press, Canada), to name a few. An avid reader, Vidya enjoys scripting documentaries, and her (directorial) debut documentary titled Under Another Sky was released in the year 2020. Vidya loves films, quizzing, theatre, clicking street scapes, cycling into a headwind, and listening to all genres of music. She enjoys teaching and is passionate about her research on the Environment. Here is a link to her film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQZdDmC_W5w
- Associate Professor