Zoe Dhillon is currently working on her Master of Arts in English at York University.
She received an HBA in English from Lakehead University, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class and the recipient of the Parslow-Mercer Scholarship, the John and Florence Screiber In-Course Memorial Scholarship, the Lakehead Leader Award for Academic Excellence, and the Dean’s Scholar Award for Social Sciences and the Humanities (English).
Zoe has worked in student journalism, editing, tutoring and digital humanities. She is particularly interested in postcolonial literature, diaspora literature, Dalit literature and Indian literature. Her current research centres around post-Second World War literary representations of intercultural, interreligious, and interracial romantic relationships in South Asia and the Middle East, with an emphasis on patterns of orientalism, exoticism, gender roles, sexuality, cross-cultural education, and power-privilege imbalances.
Zoe plans to pursue a doctoral degree following her current studies.
Keywords: Postcolonial literature; diaspora literature; Dalit literature; Indian literature; orientalism; exoticism; gender roles; sexuality; cross-cultural education; power-privilege imbalances