After studying creative writing at The New School, New York, Aditi Sriram became a professor of college writing and creative writing at the State University of New York. During her time in the United States, she also taught creative writing programs for high school students across the country.

In 2016, Aditi joined Ashoka University as a faculty member. As part of running the Undergraduate Writing Program at Ashoka, Aditi provides a comprehensive course on Introduction to Critical Thinking. She has taught a range of academic writing and creative writing courses at Ashoka and has mentored numerous creative writing thesis students, some of whom have gone on to win international fellowships. In helping develop Ashoka’s English Language program, Aditi supports students whose native language is not English.

As a freelance writer, Aditi has contributed to prestigious publications like The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Washington Post in the United States. In India, she is a regular book reviewer for Deccan Chronicle.

With her debut book, Beyond the Boulevards: A Short Biography of Pondicherry, Aditi explores the former French colony’s socio-political issues, besides deep diving into the culture of a place that has received little attention save for its scenic beauty.

Educational Qualifications

  • MFA, The New School, New York
  • BA, Columbia University, New York

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