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Sayantika Mandal

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PhD student
Graduate Arts Lab Fellow

 

Sayantika Mandal completed her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco where she was awarded the Jan Zivic Fellowship. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Ecobloomspaces Anthology, Glassworks Magazine, Southern Review of BooksIndian Literature, The Citron Review, Cerebration, Feminism in India, Times of India, and others. She is currently working on her first novel Driftwood. 

She is the inaugural Arts Lab Fellow from UGA's Willson Center of Humanities & Arts. 

Education:

MFA '19 in Writing, University of San Francisco

MA '17 English, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

BA '09 English (Honors), Minors: History & Political Science, Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India 

Research Interests:

Creative Writing, Literature of Place, Postcolonial Ecocriticism & Spatial Studies, Translations

Of note:
  • Craft Literary Nonfiction Award, honorable mention, 2023  
  • Arts Lab Graduate Fellowship at UGA in 2021
  • Wilson Center Graduate Student Shelter Scholarship, Fall 2020 & Fall 2021
  • Brooklyn Poets Fellowship, finalist, Summer 2020 
  • Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship at USF, Spring 2020
  • Jan Zivic Fellowship, USF, Fall 2019

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