English and Creative Writing

 Jay N Shelat
 Jay N Shelat

Jay N Shelat

Jay N Shelat is an Assistant Professor of English. He received his PhD at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He was the 2021-2022 recipient of the Mildred Kates Dissertation Fellowship, and his work has appeared in TSLL, Post45 Contemporaries, CEA Critic, and elsewhere. Dr. Shelat’s current book project, tentatively titled Ordering the Chaos, examines how the political ideologies that fuel 9/11 and the War on Terror affect familial and domestic dynamics.




B.A. in English (Georgia State University)

M.A. in English (Georgia State University)

Ph.D. in English (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)


Contemporary Fiction

World Literature

Terrorism Studies

20th century American literature

Research Interests

American and World Literatures; Contemporary Literature; Kinship; Brownness; Racialized Violence; 9/11; Terrorism; Imperialism; Queerness; Visual Culture; Global Conflict; Bollywood.