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Reshmi J. Hebbar is a writer and an Associate Professor of English who came to Oglethorpe University after teaching at several colleges across Atlanta, including Spelman, Agnes Scott, and Georgia Tech. Her courses focus on multiethnic, postcolonial, and world literature, and she explores topics related to cultural identity and cultural studies in classes like “Television & Reading: Critical Literacy & American Narratives,” and “Literary Tribalism,” which was featured on Georgia Public Radio’s “On Second Thought” in 2018.  Other teaching and research areas include African American literature and enslavement narratives. She earned a PhD in English from Emory University in 2002, and her dissertation was published as a book (Modeling Minority Women: African & Asian American Fiction) through Routledge Press and reprinted in paperback in 2010. In 2015, she was selected as one of NerdWallet’s “40 Under 40 Professors Who Inspire.” After creating a collaborative, campus-wide podcast about South Asians in Atlanta, she produced a book of linked stories about second-generation Indian Americans, several of which have been published in literary journals, with stories forthcoming in The South Carolina Review and Ponder Review. In 2020, one of her stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.