Samir Dayal

  • Professor, English and Media Studies
  • Ph.D. Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Interests

Film: International and South Asian; Colonial and Postcolonial Literature, Film, Culture
South Asia; Cultural Studies; Expository Writing

Research Interests

Film Studies; Globalization; South Asian Studies; Psychoanalysis; Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Literature, Film & Culture

Consulting/Practice Interests

Member of the Board for Society for the Psychological Study of the Arts (PSYART); Editorial Board Member, PSYART Journal; Member, Development Committee, Advanced Placement Exam: English Literature
Advisory Board, 2010-2015; Assistant Chief Reader, Advanced Placement Exam Reading for English Literature; The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

Bio

Author of Dream Machine: Realism and Fantasy in Hindi Cinema (2015); Co-editor with Margueritte Murphy of Global Babel: Questions of Discourse and Communication in a Time of Globalization. Author of Resisting Modernity: Counternarratives of Nation and Masculinity. Editor, with an introduction, of Julia Kristeva's Crisis of the European Subject, Franois Rachline's Don Juan's Wager, Lucien Gubbay's Jews under Islam, Patricia Gherovici's The Puerto Rican Syndrome, Robert Rushing's Resisting Arrest: Desire and Enjoyment in Detective Fiction, Sanjay Subrahmanyam et al's Textures of Time, and Barbara Christian's Belief in Dialogue, among other books. Contributed chapters to several edited collections and published articles in journals, including Amerasia Journal, Angelaki: A Theoretical Journal of the Humanities, Colby Quarterly, College English, Contemporary South Asia Review, Critical Asian Studies, Cultural Critique, Genders, Gradiva, The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, MELUS, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, Postmodern Culture, Socialist Review, Weber: The Contemporary West. Also published short fiction. Interests include philosophy, psychoanalysis, film studies and the cultural aspects of globalization.

Professional Memberships

  • European Association For American Studies Present
  • International Psychological Association for Society and the Arts Present
  • Modern Language Association Present
  • Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas Present
  • South Asia Consortium (Founding Member of the Board) Present
  • College Board 2021 - Present
  • American Studies Association 2018 - Present
  • Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2016 - Present
  • The PsyArt Foundation 2016 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2019, Bentley Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
  • 2018, Invited to participate in Valente Seminar on Intersectionality. 2018-2019., Valente Center, Bentley University
  • 2018, Sabbatical, Bentley University
  • 2017, Invited to participate in Valente Humanities Honors Seminar, 2017 on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Valente Seminar, Bentley University
  • 2017, Invited to participate in Valente Humanities Research Seminar, 2017: “The Uses of Evidence”, Valente Center, Bentley University
  • 2017, Sabbatical, Bentley University
  • 2017, Elected Editor-in-Chief of PsyArt Journal, PsyArt Organization
  • 2016, Invited to participate in Valente Humanities Research Seminar, 2016: “Seeking Solutions to Gender-Related Career Barriers”, Valente Center
  • 2014, Invited to participate in Valente Center’s Humanity Research Project, 2014: “The World’s Largest Biometric Identity Initiative: India’s Unique Identity Project.”, Valente Center
  • 2009, Awarded Funding to attend "The Art and Craft of Discussion Leadership" seminar at Harvard Business School, October 24, 2008 - Saturday, October 25, 2008, Wilder Teaching and Learning Initiative
  • 2009, Elected to the Advisory Board of PSYART, July 2009.
  • 2009, Elected to the Advisory Board, The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA)
  • 2009, Elected to the Editorial Board of the PSYART Journal, an online Journal of the Association for the Psychological Study of Literature and the Arts, July 2009.
  • 2008, Dean's Fund for International Travel, 2007
  • 2008, Elected to the Advisory Board, The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA), 2008
  • 2008, Grant to support registration for Harvard Seminar on "The Art and Craft of Discussion Leadership," Oct. 24-25, 2008, Wilder Program for Teaching and Learning Initiatives
  • 2008, Invited to be a member of the Editorial Board of Asian Diaspora Literatures
  • 2008, Rauch Grant for Research, Summer 2007
  • 2007, Founding Member of the Board, South Asia Consortium, an interdisciplinary group of scholars from Brandeis, Tufts, Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, the MFA and other Boston-area institutions engaged in the study of South Asia and its cultures.
  • 2006, Elected Fellow of the Center for Arts and Sciences, 2006
  • 2006, Rauch Grant awarded for Summer 2006
  • 2005, Chair, Grant to fund Feasibility Study for Media Studies Program, Bentley College Dean's Fund, 2005.
  • 2005, Patrina Foundation and Bentley College Grant
  • 2004, Rauch Grant for Research in India
  • 2003, Faculty Affairs Grant, Bentley College, for travel to India, Singapore and Malaysia, 2002.
  • 2003, Summer Research Grant, Bentley College, 2003
  • 2002, Bentley College Publication Awards
  • 2002, Bentley College Publication Awards, 2002
  • 2001, Bentley College Publication Awards
  • 2001, Summer Research Grant, Bentley College
  • 2000, Bentley College Publication Award
  • 2000, Summer Research Grant, Bentley College
  • 1999, Bentley College Publication Award
  • 1999, Elected Chair of the new Postcolonial Literature Discussion Group, Modern Language Association of America (MLA) for 1999
  • 1998, Bentley College Publication Award
  • 1998, Faculty Development Grant, 1998,
  • 1997, Bentley College Publication Award
  • 1997, Faculty Development Grant
  • 1997, Rauch Grant, Bentley College, 1997
  • 1996, Summer Research Grant, Bentley College
  • 1994, Maurice and Rose Johnson Chair in Humanities, Franklin College
  • 1992, Invitation to Join Editorial Board of Genders
  • 1991, Invitation by the University of Evansville to teach at Harlaxton College, England
  • 1987, First Prize in International Underwriters/ Brokers Scholarship Essay Competition
  • 1987, Marie Christine Kohler Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1986, Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Berdrow, I., Dayal, S., Hauserman, S., Schlegel, N., Schuller, L. (2021). The Bentley Global Experience Initiative: An Application of Assessment Data towards Pedagogical Development.. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad Special Issue on Assessment as Pedagogy in Education Abroad, (33) 1 43-62.
  • Berdrow, I., Dayal, S., Hauserman, S., Schlegel, N., Bentley, L., Schuller, L. (2021). "The XX Global Experience Initiative : An Application of Assessment Data towards Pedagogical Development". .
  • Dayal, S. (2016). "Amygdala, Or Coming Through Trauma". Postcolonial Interventions, (Postcolonial Interventions) 1.1 33-74. (Link)
  • Dayal, S. (2011). 'Hinglish' Films and Identity in Indian Cinema". Intercultural Education.
  • Dayal, S. (2010). The Inadequately Violent State?. In Media Res. 1. (Link)
  • Dayal, S. (2010). Bollywood Brokeback Bromance: India’s First Onscreen Gay Kiss.. In Media Res. (Link)
  • Dayal, S. (2009). A Small Place: Introducing a Special Issue on Sri Lanka. Catamaran.
  • Dayal, S. (2008). Professing Spirituality: Bollywood Fantasies and the Return of Religion. Weber Studies, (24) 2 74-97.
  • Dayal, S. (2007). Re-Positioning India: Tagore's Passionate Politics of 'Love'. Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, (15 (Spring 2007)) 1 165-2.
  • Dayal, S. (2002). Inhuman Love: Jane Campion's The Piano. Postmodern Culture 12.2 (January, 2002). (Link)
  • Dayal, S. (2001). Managing Ecstasy: A Subaltern Performative Of Resistance. Angelaki: Theoretical Journal of the Humanities. Special Issue on "Subaltern Affect.".
  • Dayal, S. (1999). Constructing Nation as Family: Gandhi, Ambedkar, and Postnationality. Socialist Review 99. 1+ 2 (1999): 97-142.
  • Dayal, S. (1998). Otherings of Nation and Gender: Salman Rushdie's Shame. Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Special issue on "Changes.", (31) 2 (Winter 1998) 39-62.
  • Dayal, S. (1998). The Efficient Fiction: A Reading of Ash Wednesday. Colby Quarterly, (34.1 (M arch 1998)) 55-73.
  • Dayal, S. (1996). Postcolonialism's Possibilities: Subcontinental Diasporic Intervention. Cultural Critique, (33 (Spring 1996)) 113-150.
  • Dayal, S. (1996). Diaspora and Double Consciousness. The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, (29) 1 46-62.
  • Dayal, S. (1992). The Subaltern Does Not Speak: Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay! as a Post-Colonial Text. Genders, (14 (Fall 1992)) 16-32.
  • Dayal, S. (1992). Talking Dirty: Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. College English, (54.4 (April 1992)) 431-445.
  • Dayal, S. (1988). On Leadership. Span, (19.1 (Jan. 1988)) 47-48.
  • Dayal, S. (). Love, the Home, and the World: Theorizing an Alternative Globalism. Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique. Forthcoming.
  • Dayal, S. (). Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal: The Taj Mahal. . (Link) Forthcoming.
  • Dayal, S. (). "Youth in Diasporic Hindi Cinema: Postcolonial Studies and Transnational Perspectives". Frankfurt Verlag, Germany. Forthcoming.

    Books


  • Dayal, S. (2019). Cosmopolitanism, Race, and Ethnicity: Cultural Perspectives. De Gruyter Open
  • Dayal, S. (2015). Dream Machine: Realism and Fantasy in Hindi Cinema. Philadelphia: Temple University Press
  • Dayal, S., Rushing, R. (2007). Resisting Arrest: Desire and Enjoyment in Detective Fiction. 300. New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S. (2007). Resisting Modernity: Counternarratives of Nation and Masculinity. 350. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Dayal, S., Murphy, M. S. (2007). Global Babel: Questions of Discourse and Communication in a Time of Globalization. 360. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Dayal, S., Christian, B. (2005). Belief in Dialogue: U.S. Latina Writers Confont Their Religious Heritage. 400. New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S., Narayana Rao, V., Subrahmanyam, S., Shulman, D. (2003). Textures of Time: Writing History in South India 1600-1800. 500. New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S., Gherovici, P. (2003). Lacan and the Other America: From The Puerto Rican Syndrome to the Sublime Hysterics of the Ghetto. 350. New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S., Gorkin, M., Othman, R. (2001). Three Mothers, Three Daughters. 250. New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S., Rachline, F. (2001). Don Juan's Wager. 250. New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S., Gubbay, L. (2001). Sunlight and Shadow: The Jewish Experience of Islam. 200. New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S., Kristeva, J. (2000). Crisis of the European Subject. 250. New York: Other Press

  • Book Chapters


  • Dayal, S. (2022). “Transculturating the Western: Cowboys and (South Asian) Indians.” In Marek Paryż, Christopher Conway, David Rio,, (Eds.) The Literary Western in the Global Imagination . Forthcoming.
  • Dayal, S. (2019). “Normative Microcosmic Cosmopolitanism” In , (Eds.) Cosmopolitanisms, Race, and Ethnicity.
  • Dayal, S., Łuczak , E., Pochmara-Ryżko, A. (2019). “Introduction” In , (Eds.) . Warsaw: De Gruyter Open Forthcoming.
  • Dayal, S. (2018). “Why Inclusion Makes Economic and Cultural Sense: Dissident Masculinities in Indian Cinema” In , (Eds.) Time for Solutions! Addressing Gender Barriers in the Workplace. Austin, TX: Greenleaf Publishing
  • Dayal, S. (2016). “Performance, Activism and the Affective Turn: A Typology” In Monika Mueller and Bettina Hoffman, (Eds.) Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender . London: Routledge
  • Dayal, S. (2016). “Performance, Activism and the Affective Turn: A Typology” In Bettina Hoffman and Monika Mueller, (Eds.) Festschrift for Dorothea Fischer-Hornung. Routledge
  • Dayal, S. (2014). “After New Gods: D.H. Lawrence, Italy and ‘Foreignness,’” In , (Eds.) .
  • Dayal, S. (2013). “The End of Education.” In Daniel Everrett and Gordon Hardy, (Eds.) Shaping the Future of Business Education: Relevance, Rigor and Life Preparation. 221-231. New York, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan
  • Dayal, S. (2013). Multiculturalism with Transnationalism: "Food Scenes" as Contact Zones In Rocio Davis, (Eds.) Transnational American Cultures. New York and London: Routledge
  • Dayal, S. (2012). "Youth in Diasporic Hindi Cinema: Postcolonial Studies and Transnational Perspectives." In Joanna Ziarkowska, Joanna Wierzchowska, and Ewa Luczak, (Eds.) Postcolonial Discourse, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.. 191-203. Frankfurt: Peter Lang
  • Dayal, S. (2009). The Liminalities of Nation and Gender: Salman Rushdie's Shame In Meenakshi Bharat, (Eds.) . New Delhi: Pencraft International
  • Dayal, S. (2009). Ethical Antihumanism in Frantz Fanon In Assamina Karavanta, Nina Morgan, (Eds.) . Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press
  • Dayal, S., Murphy, M. S. (2007). Conclusion In , (Eds.) . Newcsatle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Dayal, S., Murphy, M. S. (2007). Introduction In , (Eds.) . Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Dayal, S. (2007). Subaltern Envy? Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh In Nyman, Jopi, Kuortti, Joel, (Eds.) . Amsterdam: Rodopi Press
  • Dayal, S. (2003). Blackness as Symptom: Josephine Baker and European Identity In Raphael-Fernandez, Heike, (Eds.) . New York and London: Routledge
  • Dayal, S., Gherovici, P. (2003). Introduction In Dayal, Samir, (Eds.) . New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S. (2002). Desire and The Politics of Multiculturalism In Mar�ais, Dominique, Niemeyer, Mark, Vincent, Bernard, Waegner, Cathy, (Eds.) . Heidelberg, Germany: Winter Verlag
  • Dayal, S., Gubbay, L. (2001). Introduction In Dayal, Samir, (Eds.) . New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S., Rachline, F. (2001). Introduction In Dayal, Samir, (Eds.) . New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S., Gorkin, M., Othman, R. (2001). Introduction In Dayal, Samir, (Eds.) . New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S. (2001). By Way of An Afterword In Hawley, John, (Eds.) . Albany, New York: SUNY Press
  • Dayal, S., Kristeva, J. (2000). Introduction In Dayal, Samir, (Eds.) . New York: Other Press
  • Dayal, S. (1998). Min(d)ing the Gap: South Asian Americans In Shankar, Lavina, Srikanth, Rajini, (Eds.) . Philadelphia: Temple University Press
  • Dayal, S. (1998). The Emergence of the Fragile Subject: Amitav Ghosh's An Antique Land In Fludernik, Monika, (Eds.) . Tubingen, Germany: Stauffenburg Verlag
  • Dayal, S. (1997). Splitting Images: The Satanic Verses and The Incomplete Man In Kain, Geoffrey, (Eds.) . East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press
  • Dayal, S. (1996). Style is (Not) the Woman: Sara Suleri's Meatless Days In Karle, Deepika, Vasudeva, Mary, (Eds.) . Philadelphia: Temple University Press
  • Dayal, S. (1993). Creating, Preserving, Destroying: Violence in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine In Nelson, Emmanuel S, (Eds.) . New York: Garland
  • Dayal, S., Christian, B. (). Introduction In , (Eds.) . New York: Other Press Forthcoming.
  • Dayal, S. (). “Blackness as Symptom: Josephine Baker and European Identity.” In Mae Henderson and Charlene Regester, (Eds.) [Tentative Title: Josephine Baker: A Critical Anthology]. Forthcoming.
  • Dayal, S. (). "Youth in Diasporic Cinema: Postcolonial Studies and Transnational Perspectives." In , (Eds.) . Frankfurt: Peter Lang
  • Rushing, R. (). Editor's Introduction In Dayal, Samir, ed, (Eds.) . New York: Other Press Forthcoming.
  • Dayal, S. (). "Multiculturalism with Transnationalism: 'Food Scenes' as Contact Zones." In Rocio Davis, (Eds.) Transnational American Cultures. 153-169. London: Routledge

  • Book Reviews


  • Dayal, S. (2008). [Review of the book Kazim Ali's The Far Mosque Winter 2007 ]. Catamaran Magazine.
  • Dayal, S. (2008). [Review of the book After the Deluge ]. Catamaran Magazine.
  • Dayal, S. (2007). [Review of the book Vivek Bahl & Toyin Falola ]. Catamaran Magazine, Winter 2007.
  • Dayal, S. (2006). [Review of the book The Fugitive Self: Kazim Ali's The Far Mosque ]. Catamaran.
  • Dayal, S. (2004). [Review of the book Holding Their Own: Perspectives on the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (Commissioned Review) ]. Journal of American Studies in Turkey.
  • Dayal, S. (2004). [Review of the book Ravi Shankar's Instrumentality ]. Catamaran, (1) 2 (Link)
  • Dayal, S. (2004). [Review of the book Meena Alexander's Illiterate Heart ]. Catamaran: Journal of South Asian Writing, (1) 1
  • Dayal, S. (2003). [Review of the book Juanita Tamayo Lott's Asian Americans: From Racial Category to Multiple Identities ]. Contemporary South Asia, (8) 3
  • Dayal, S. (2002). [Review of the book Vinayak Chaturvedi's Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial ]. Critical Asian Studies, (34) 2
  • Dayal, S. (2000). [Review of the book Steve Clark & Tim Edensor's Travel Writing & Empire, and Tourists at the Taj: Performance and Meaning at a Symbolic Site ]. Contemporary South Asia, (9) 1
  • Dayal, S. (1999). [Review of the book R. Radhakrishnan's Diasporic Mediations: Between Home and Locations (Commissioned Review) ]. Amerasia Journal, (25) 2 (Dec. 1999)
  • Dayal, S. (1999). [Review of the book Angelo Ancheta's Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience (Commissioned Review) ]. MELUS: Journal of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, (24) 4
  • Dayal, S. (1996). [Review of the book John Guillory's Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation (Commissioned Review) ]. MELUS: Journal of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, (21) 2
  • Dayal, S. (1992). [Review of the book Samuel Hazo's Stills ]. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, (10) 8 (March 1992)
  • Dayal, S. (1991). [Review of the book Ghassan Kanafani's All That's Left to You ]. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, (10) 1 (May/June 1991)
  • Dayal, S. (1991). [Review of the book Elisabeth Bumiller's May You be The Mother of A Hundred Sons: A Journey among The Women of India ]. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, (10) 4 (October 1991)
  • Dayal, S. (1991). [Review of the book Orhan Pamuk's The White Castle ]. American-Arab Affairs, (37) Summer 1991
  • Dayal, S. (1991). [Review of the book Robert Nozick's The Examined Life ]. Wellhouse. May 1991
  • Dayal, S. (). [Review of the book Purvi Shah ]. Catamaran. Forthcoming.

  • Conference Papers


  • Dayal, S. (2016). "Trappings of the Body: Nature and New Masculinities in Indian Cinema".
  • Dayal, S. (2016). “Palimpsest and Triangulation in the British Colonies.” MESEA (The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas.
  • Dayal, S. (2015). “America through the Lens of Imagined Transnationalism: Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fictions of Displacement.” Conference of the International American Studies Association at the American Studies Institute at Seoul National University (IASA), .
  • Dayal, S. (2013). “Raj Kapoor: An Introduction.” Harvard University, Harvard Film Archive Retrospective on the Director Raj Kapoor.
  • Dayal, S. (2011). "Multiculturalism Should Not Fail: Making the Case for Transnationalism and ‘Culturalism’” City University of Hong Kong, American Transnational Cultures: Stories, Objects, Spaces.
  • Dayal, S. (). “Towards a Transnational (Asian) American Literary Studies.” European Association of American Studies (EAAS), Conference of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS). Forthcoming.

  • Other(s)


  • Dayal, S. (2015). “Atrocities in the Frame”OpenDemocracy . May 11, 2015 (Link)
  • Dayal, S. (2015). “'India’s Daughter': the rapists’ callowness not the most distressing aspect of banned BBC documentary” OpenDemocracy. (Link)
  • Presentations

  • Dayal, S. (2022). “Antigone at the Crossroads: The Ethics of Alienation” Presented at the International Society for Research on Solitude (ISRS) Alone Together Szczecin, Poland
  • Dayal, S. (2021). Presented at theSociety for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Dayal, S. (2021). ““Precarity and Planetarity: Anthropocene Literacy and the Task of Representation” ” Presented at the Valente Center, Bentley University Valente Seminar on Climate Crisis Bentley University (Hybrid)
  • Dayal, S. (2021). Presented at theConference on Bentley's COVID-Related Research
  • Berdrow, I., Dayal, S., Hauserman, S., Schlegel, N., Schuller, L. (2021). “The XX Global Experience Initiative: An Application of Assessment Data towards Pedagogical Development” Presented at the AIB Academy of International Business Annual Conference Virtual
  • Dayal, S. (2020). ““Logics of Worlds: Fiction, Nature, and Internal Borders” ” Presented at theCrossroads in Cultural Studies International Conference
  • Dayal, S. (2020). ““Phenomenology and Worlding,”” Presented at thePsyart International Conference on Psychology and the Arts
  • Dayal, S. (2020). Presented at theMESEA Conference Larnaka, Cyprus
  • Dayal, S. (2020). ““Phenomenology and Worlding” ” Presented at theEuropean Association dor American Studies (EAAS)--Cancelled because of COVID-19 Warsaw, Poland
  • Dayal, S. (2020). Presented at the Valente Center, Bentley University Valente Center Seminar on Intersectionality
  • Dayal, S. (2019). “ “Butterfly Affect and Traumatic Scene” ” Presented at theAmerican Comparative Literature Association Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • Dayal, S. (2019). ““Butterfly Affect and Traumatic Scene,”” Presented at thePsyArt: International Conference on Psychology and the Arts Vienna, Austria
  • Crane, J. H., Dayal, S., Hayward, C. C., Hodes, N. L., Medden, S. A., Mulder, J. Y., Mueller, L. S. (2019). Presented at the EMS Research and Pedagogy Committee EMS Research Roundtable Workshop Bentley University
  • Dayal, S. (2018). ““Figures of Displacement: The Practices and Poetics of Space” ” Presented at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies 12th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference Shanghai
  • Dayal, S. (2018). ““Affect and Embodiment: Psychic Vectors in Multiethnic Literature” ” Presented at the PsyArt Foundation and the Dubrovnik Centre Conference of PsyArt: International Conference on Psychology and the Arts Dubrovnik
  • Dayal, S. (2018). ““Of Skin and Kinship: Family, Community, Difference and the Non-White Migrant” ” Presented at the MESEA: Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas Biennial Conference of the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas, in Graz, Austria, May 30-June 2, 2018. Graz, Austria
  • Dayal, S. (2017). ““Ethnic American Literary Studies and The Politics of Space” ” Presented at the University of Thessaloniki HELAAS Conference on The Politics of Space and the Humanities Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Dayal, S. (2017). ““Introduction” to screening of Baghban ” Presented at the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University Ageing in India Film Series, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University, November 14, 2017. Cambridge, MA
  • Dayal, S. (2017). ““Chromatic Critique: A Prism for the Study of Asian American Literature,” ” Presented at the Nordic Association for American Studies Nordic Association for American Studies Conference Odense, Denmark
  • Dayal, S. (2017). ““Unsafe Harbor: Race, Music, and Insecurity at Home in Richard Powers’ The Time of Our Singing” ” Presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “Harboring: People, Places, and Practices” Conference of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS) Cambridge, MA
  • Dayal, S. (2017). “"Trappings of the Body: Nature and New Masculinities in Indian Cinema"” Presented at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Invited Guest Lecture Urbana
  • Dayal, S. (2016). ““Towards a Transnational (Asian) American Literary Studies.” ” Presented at the European Association of American Studies Conference of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS) Constanta, Romania
  • Dayal, S. (2016). ““Palimpsest and Triangulation in the British Colonies.” ” Presented at the The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas Conference of MESEA (The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas Warsaw, Poland
  • Dayal, S. (2016). ““Trappings of the Body: Nature and New Masculinities in Indian Cinema,” ” Presented at the University of Sydney, Australia Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference Sydney, Australia
  • Dayal, S. (2016). “ "Trappings of the Body: New Masculinities and 'the Natural' in Indian Cinema,"” Presented at the University of Reims, France International Conference on Psychology and the Arts Reims, France
  • Dayal, S. (2015). ““Big Data: India’s Massive Unique Identity Project and the Question of ‘the Human.’” ” Presented at the Research Colloquium, Bentley University Big Data Research Colloquium Bentley University
  • Dayal, S. (2015). “ “America through the Lens of Imagined Transnationalism: Jhumpa Lahiri’s Fictions of Displacement.” ” Presented at the American Studies Institute at Seoul National University (ASI) Conference of the International American Studies Association Seoul, South Korea
  • Dayal, S. (2015). ““Between Love and Disgust: Affective Politics in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things.” ” Presented at the PSYART International Conference of the Association for the Psychological Study of the Arts The University of Valletta, Malta
  • Dayal, S. (2015). ““Between Love and Disgust: Affective Politics in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things.” ” Presented at the PSYART PSYART Conference University of Valletta, Malta
  • Dayal, S. (2015). ““Aadhar vs. Jugaad: India’s Unique Identity Scheme and the Human Factor.” ” Presented at the Valente Center, Funded by NEH Valente Center Seminar on Planning Bentley University
  • Dayal, S. (2014). ““An Introduction to Raj Kapoor.”” Presented at the Chapel Hill-Chauncey Hall Meet the Director Series Waltham
  • Dayal, S. (2014). ““Big Data: India’s Massive Unique Identity Project and the Question of ‘the Human.’” ” Presented at the Bentley University Big Data Research Colloquium Bentley University
  • Dayal, S. (2014). “Guest Lecture on The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra, 2013)” Presented at the Babson College Guest Speaker Wellesley, MA
  • Dayal, S. (2014). “After New Gods: D.H. Lawrence, Italy and “Foreignness”” Presented at the D.H. Lawrence Society Conference of D.H. Lawrence Society Gargnano, Italy
  • Dayal, S. (2013). ““The Taste of Others: Artistic Exchange and Social Intercourse in Colonial India. “” Presented at the International Association of Psychology and the Arts International Conference of PSYART Madrid, Spain
  • Dayal, S. (2013). ““No Longer Just Virgins, Vamps and Avenging Women: Gender and the New Visual Regime in Hindi Popular Cinema.” ” Presented at the University of Massachusetts Film and Visual Culture conference Boston
  • Dayal, S. (2013). ““Terror and Seduction: Hindi Terrorism Cinema.”” Presented at the International Association of Psychology and the Arts 30th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts Porto, Portugal
  • Dayal, S., Abbott, T., Korepanova, E., Sorensen, K. I., Aslinger, B. S. (2013). “Gender, Queerness & Nation” Presented at the Gender Studies Program and LGBTQ@Bentley Faculty Roundtable Bentley University
  • Dayal, S. (2013). “ “Unmaking and Remaking American Selves across the Oceans: Multicultural Intercourse among American Colonial Loyalists, British Colonizers, and Colonized Indian Artists in India.” ” Presented at the nternational American Studies Association International American Studies Association’s 6th World Congress “Oceans Apart: In Search of New Wor(l)ds” Szczecin, Poland
  • Dayal, S. (2013). ““Raj Kapoor: An Introduction.” ” Presented at the Harvard University Harvard Film Archive Retrospective on the Director Raj Kapoor Cambridge, MA
  • Dayal, S. (2013). “Stereotypes of Young South Asian women are Constructed in Western Media” Presented at the Bentley Women's Center Brown Bag lunch Bentley University
  • Dayal, S. (2012). ““Making Live Connections: Linking Media Literacy and Literature.” ” Presented at the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) NCTE Convention Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dayal, S. (2012). ““The Spanish Connection: American Cinematic Genres and Spanish Sensibilities” ” Presented at the Conference on New Worlds, Other Encounters Conference on New Worlds, Other Encounters: Cultural Dialogues Between America and Spain In art, film, history, language, and literature Torremolinos, Spain
  • Dayal, S. (2012). ““Performance, Activism and the Affective Turn: A Typology,” ” Presented at the International Conference on the Psychological Study of the Arts and Literature PSYART conference Ghent, Belgium
  • Dayal, S. (2011). ““'Hinglish' Films And Identity In Indian Cinema."” Presented at the International Society for Language Studies Conference of the International Society for Language Studies Aruba
  • Dayal, S. (2011). “"Multiculturalism Should Not Fail: Making the Case for Transnationalism and ‘Culturalism’” ” Presented at the City University of Hong Kong American Transnational Cultures: Stories, Objects, Spaces Hong Kong
  • Dayal, S. (2011). ““The End of Education (as We Knew it)? An Aesthetics for Renewal in American Higher Education”” Presented at the Canadian Association of American Studies Aesthetics of Renewal Ottawa, Canada
  • Dayal, S. (2011). “"Cuisine and Cinema: Diasporic South Asian Cinema as Contact Zone in Multicultural Contexts," ” Presented at the University of Warsaw, Poland Invited Lecture Warsaw, Poland
  • Dayal, S. (2011). Presented at the International Society for Language Studies Conference of the International Society for Language Studies Aruba
  • Dayal, S. (2010). “Diaspora and Melodrama: South Asians in Transnational Cinema”
  • Dayal, S. (2010). “Keynote Lecture” Presented at theEthnic American Literature and Culture Conference Warsaw, Poland
  • Dayal, S. (2010).
  • Dayal, S. (2009). “Slumdog Millionaire: Mediated Fantasy and Poverty Porn” Presented at theEthnic Crossings Syros, Greece
  • Dayal, S. (2008). “Not My Brother's Keeper? The Migrant as Intimate Other in Films by Haneke and Kassovitz” Presented at theMESEA (Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas) Leiden, Netherlands and Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dayal, S. (2007). “Unbinding Identity: Caribbean South Asians in Cinema” Presented at theCaribbean Unbound conference Lugano
  • Dayal, S. (2007). “The Powers of the False” Presented at theInternational Literature and Psychology Conference Belgrade
  • Dayal, S. (2006). “Forging the Global in the Local: The Embodied City as Site of Translation in Indian Cinema” Presented at theMESEA Conference University of Navarra, Spain
  • Dayal, S. (2005). “Perverse Misrecognition in Videodrome and The Crying Game”
  • Dayal, S. (2005). “Sharing Screen Space: Representing Black-Asian Contact in Film” Presented at theFifth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Beijing, China
  • Dayal, S. (2005). “Black-and-Tan Fantasies” Presented at theEACLALS Triennial Conference Malta
  • Dayal, S., Murphy, M. S. (2003). “Can We Talk? Discussion Panel, co-chaired” Presented at theAmerican Comparative Literature Association Cal State San Marcos in North San Diego County
  • Dayal, S., Habib, I., Kapila, S. (2003). “Godly Modernism, Conference on the Social Studies of Science in India at Massachusetts Institute of Technology”
  • Dayal, S. (2003). “Love, the Home, and the World: Theorizing an Alternative Globalism” Presented at theInternational Psychology and Society Association Greenwich, England
  • Dayal, S. (2003). “Love, the Home, and the World: Theorizing an Alternative Globalism” Presented at theModern Language Association (MLA) San Diego, CA
  • Dayal, S. (2002). “The New Cosmopolitanism and Immigrant Identities in Film” Presented at theEuropean Association For American Studies Bordeaux, France
  • Dayal, S. (2002). “The New Cosmopolitanism and Immigrant Identities in Film” Presented at theMulti-Ethnic Literatures of the United States in Europe University of Padua, Italy
  • Dayal, S. (2002). “The New Cosmopolitanism and Immigrant Identities in Film” Presented at theRe-thinking Culture and Literature : Transnational and Comparative Spaces Riga, Latvia
  • Dayal, S. (2001). “Eating the Other: Anxiety and Cosmopolitanism” Presented at theAssociation for Psychology and the Arts Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Dayal, S. (2001). “Towards A Critical Community: Postcoloniality and Asian American Studies” Presented at theAsian American Studies and Postcolonial Theory University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Dayal, S. (2001). “Thinking, Feeling, Resisting: Rustom Bharucha and the Politics of Interculturalism” Presented at theAssociation for Commonwealth Literatures and Languages Canberra, Australia
  • Dayal, S. (2000). “Ayub Khan-Din's "East is East"”
  • Dayal, S. (2000). “Desire and The Politics of Multiculturalism” Presented at theMELUS Orleans, France
  • Dayal, S. (1999). “An Ethical Antihumanism? Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks” Presented at theAmerican Studies Association and Canadian Association of American Studies Annual Convention Montreal, Canada
  • Dayal, S. (1999). “Inhuman Love in Jane Campion's The Piano” Presented at theBentley College Colloquium Bentley College
  • Dayal, S. (1999). “A New Way of Doing It? Inhuman Love in Jane Campion's The Piano” Presented at theConference on Film, Language and Literature Northern Illinois University
  • Dayal, S. (1999). “Inhuman Love in Jane Campion's The Piano” Presented at theInternational Conference on Literature and Psychology Urbino, Italy
  • Dayal, S. (1999). “Frantz Fanon and the Dissolution of the Black Man” Presented at theNortheast Modern Language Association Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dayal, S. (1998). “'Subaltern Envy' and Ethics in Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh” Presented at theSouth Asian Studies Conference Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dayal, S. (1998). “'Subaltern Envy' and Ethics in Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh” Presented at theInternational Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference Tampere, Finland
  • Dayal, S. (1998). “The Resistance to Official Multiculturalism; or, What Happens to Indians When They Go to Foreign Lands?” Presented at theModern Language Association San Francisco
  • Dayal, S. (1998). “Envy, Ethnicity, and Ethics: Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh”
  • Dayal, S. (1997). “In Kali's Gaze” Presented at theConference of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society on Psychoanalysis and So Washington, D.C
  • Dayal, S. (1996). “Postcoloniality and Marginality: Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh” Presented at theMidwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Minneapolis, MN
  • Dayal, S. (1996). “Diaspora and Double Consciousness” Presented at theMidwest Modern Language Association, MMLA St. Louis, MO
  • Dayal, S. (1996). “The South Asian Diaspora and Double Consciousness” Presented at theMLA Chicago
  • Dayal, S. (1996). “Reconstructing Family and Nation: Dalit Writing and Gandhian Discourse” Presented at theModern Language Association Washington, D.C
  • Dayal, S. (1994). “The Incomplete Man: Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses” Presented at theMidwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Chicago
  • Dayal, S. (1994). “'What Kind of Idea . . .': Troubling Identity in Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses” Presented at thePostcolonial Theory Dartmouth College
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for Media and Culture Committee - Present
  • Coordinator of the LSM program in MAS for Media Arts and Society Liberal Studies Major - Present
  • Committee Member for Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee 2019 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Committee Chair, Assurance of Learning for LIT & CIN courses 2019 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Coordinator for Assurance of Learning, LIT and CIN courses, English & Media Studies Department, Bentley University 2019 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Literature & Cinema Committee 2015 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Search Committee 2013 - Present
  • Committee Member for International Film Series, advisory board member (December 2012 - Present) 2012 - Present
  • Committee Member for Evaluation Committee 2002 - Present
  • English & Media Studies 2018 - 2019
  • Committee Chair for Search Committee for Hire in Multimedia Writing 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Member for Evaluation Committee 2013 - 2013
  • Dept. Representative for English Department - 2011
  • University Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for Valente Center Student Research Program 2021 - Present
  • Bentley Global Experience pilot 2020 - Present
  • Changing the World pilot 2020 - Present
  • Food & Famine cluster 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Bentley Learning and Teaching Council 2016 - Present
  • Bentley University International Film Series 2012 - Present
  • Coordinator of MAS LSM for Media Arts and Society LSM 2007 - Present
  • Valente Center Seminar on Intersectionality 2018 - 2019
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Valente Center 2018 - 2019
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Valente Seminar on The Uses of Evidence 2017 - 2018
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Valente Seminar on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment 2017 - 2017
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Open Cultural Studies 2022 - Present
  • Editor, Journal for Open Cultural Studies Section Editor 2020 - Present
  • Editor, Journal for Cogent Arts&Humanities 2020 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for The Explicator 2019 - Present
  • Contributing Consultant for Advanced Language & Literature (for Honors and Pre-AP English Courses) for Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishers 2019 - Present
  • Board of Directors of a Company for PSYART Organization 2019 - Present
  • Officer, President/Elect/Past for PsyArt Organization 2019 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Routledge Press 2019 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Temple University Press 2019 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member for PSYART Journal 2017 - Present
  • Editor, Journal for PsyArt 2017 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Millennium Journal 2016 - Present
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2016 - Present
  • Board of Directors of a Company for PsyArt Organization 2014 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Advanced Placement Development Committee for English Literature 2010 - Present
  • Board of Directors of a Company for Psychological Study of Literature and the Arts 2008 - Present
  • Board of Directors of a Company for Editorial Board, Journal of the Association for Multiethnic Literatures of the United States in Europe 2005 - Present
  • President of the Organization for PsyArt Organization 2021 - 2021
  • Table Leader for Educational Testing Service (ETS) 2019 - 2019
  • external reviewer for a candidate applying for promotion to the rank of Professor for University of New Hampshire 2016 - 2016
  • Question Leader for Educational Testing Service 2015 - 2016
  • Committee Chair for College Board 2000 - 2015
  • Committee Member for College Board Committee on Curriculum Development 2013 - 2013
  • Reviewer, Book for Temple University Press 2012 - 2012
  • Reviewer, Book for Routledge Press 2012 - 2012
  • Reviewer, Book for Temple University Press 2012 - 2012
  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for American Studies Institute, University of Warsaw, Poland 2011 - 2011
  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for Bentley University - 2010
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for Social Sciences Research Council of Canada 2010 - 2010
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for Economic and Social Research Council Grant Application 2010 - 2010
  • Reviewer, Book for Temple University Press - 2009