Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago
Postcolonial Literature, Postcolonial Theory, South Asian Literature, African Literature, World Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism, Pedagogy
McNamara specializes in Postcolonial literature, with an emphasis on South Asian fiction. His research interests include Cultural Marxism and Postcolonial Theory. He has published articles on South Asian writing, and he is at present working on a book project that explores the impact of secularism on the aesthetics of writers belonging to racial and ethnic minority groups in South Asia.
- "Rational Thought and the Dalitization of Christianity in Karukku." South Asian Review 30.1 (2009): 269-285. Print.
- "Re-Narrating the Nation: Race, Sexuality and Hybridity in Aubrey Menen's Autobiographies." New Hybridities: Societies and Cultures in Transition. Eds. Alfonso de Toro and Frank Heidemann. Leipzig: Olms, 2006. 207-222. Print.
- "A Review of Bharati Mukherjee." South Asian Literary Association Newsletter. 32.2 (2008): 8-9. Print.
- "Asian Indian American Literature." Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture. Greenwood (received contract to submit by December 2013).
- "Asian Indian American Fiction." Encyclopedia of Asian American Culture. Greenwood (received contract to submit by December 2013).