Dipali Mathur

DIPALI MATHUR is a humanities scholar who specializes in post-/decolonial theory and environmental humanities, with a particular focus on issues of toxicity, pollution, and waste.

Dipali is a Newton International Fellow of the British Academy (2023-25) and is carrying out her research project, Rematerializing the Digital: Governmentality and the Consequences of Life Online, at Ulster University, Belfast. She is also an affiliated researcher with The Posthumanities Hub at Linköping University, Sweden. Previously, Dipali served as Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow at the at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, and was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia (both 2022-23).

Having obtained her BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Delhi, Dipali became one of the youngest faculty members to be appointed at the same institution, serving as Assistant Professor of English Literature from 2013 to 2015. In 2022, she completed her PhD in Environmental Humanities and Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong. Awarded the “Examiners’ Commendation for Outstanding Thesis Award,” her thesis was published as a monograph by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2022 under the title Available to Be Poisoned: Toxicity as a Form of Life.

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  • Bookaholics #14: Available to be Poisoned: Toxicity as a Form of Life (YouTube) (SoundCloud)

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