MRIDULA NATH CHAKRABORTY is the National Convenor of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN). She teaches and researches on postcolonial, feminist and queer studies; on diasporic/national literatures and cultures in English and in translation; and on film cultures of South Asia, at the Monash Intercultural Lab, Faculty of Arts, at Monash University. Mridula contributes to cross-cultural advocacy and transnational literary-creative networks through her work as a core partner of South Asia Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN) and as board member of Southern Crossings: Reimagining Australia, South Asia and the world. She has served on the Board
of the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) and is on the Steering Committee of the Monash-Warwick Alliance Migration, Identity and Translation Network (MITN). Mridula is an honorary research fellow at the Australia India Institute, Melbourne.