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About Gautam Basu Thakur

Dr. Gautam Basu Thakur holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty of the Department of English at Boise State University in 2011. His research interests include Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, Victorian literature and culture, British literature of the Empire, and film and popular culture. Basu Thakur was Idaho Humanities Council Research Fellow in 2013-14.


2011 - Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 - Featured 'Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers' - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 2006 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 2005 - 'The Chancellor's List' for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Graduate Students - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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