Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Sayantani Dasgupta

Sayantani Dasgupta

Office: Brink Hall 127
Email: sdasgupta@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: English Department - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English

With UI Since 2006

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Creative writing, world religions, South Asian history and literature
  • Biography

    Sayantani Dasgupta is from Delhi, India. Her work has appeared in Indian and American journals and magazines.

  • Selected Publications
    • Flash fiction, “Gabriella,” Black Denim Lit. (Forthcoming)
    • Essay, “Reptilian Brain,” Kweli Journal. (Forthcoming)
    • Essay, “Why Home is a Bad Bollywood Movie,” The Toast, December 2014.
    • Essays, “Armor” and “On Collecting Stories,” Yellow Medicine Review, September 2014. 
    • Essay, “Oscillation,” first runner up for Phoebe magazine’s Creative Nonfiction Contest judged by Cheryl Strayed, May 2014.
    • Essay, “Dining Room Diplomacy,” Here We Have Idaho, October 2013.
    • Essay, “Why My Mother Should Take Over the World,” Crab Creek Review, July 2013.
    • Short Story, “Another Life,” Sugar Mule, May 2013.
    • Essay, “The Snow White Men of India,” CAB magazine, March 2012.
    • Essay, “Channeling the Chakra,” Torches N’ Pitchforks, November 2012.
    • Essay, “Have a Good One,” About Campus, October 2012.
    • Essay, “Beyond the Ivory Tower,” IDAHO magazine, March 2012.
    • Essay, “The House of Nails,” Conversations Across Borders, February 2012.
    • Essay, “Touching Down,” About Place Journal special issue titled A River Runs Through Us on the theme of Water, January 2012. (Essay previously published in Taller, the Centrum Foundation journal, March 2011.)
    • Essay, “Fire Girl,” Gulf Stream, December 2011. 
    • Essay, “Have a Good One,” IDAHO magazine, December 2010.
    • Essay, “Portland: Where the World is Welcome,” Hindustan Times, October 2010. 
    • Essay, “On Seeking Answers,” SN Review, Spring/Summer 2008.
    • Essay, “Growing up Harry,” Tehelka, August 2007.
    • Essay, “Collision,” Blood Orange Review, August 2007.
    • Essay, “The Sense of We within the I,” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, Fall 2007.
    • Essay, “They Didn’t See a College Student, They Saw a Target,” Tehelka, March 2007.
  • Outreach Projects
    • Member, Common Read Committee for Incoming Freshmen, 2010, 2013, 2014. 
    • Member, Committee on Faculty Recruitment & Retention, President’s Diversity Council, Spring and Fall 2013.
    • Faculty advisor, Oxfam America, Fall 2013-2014.
    • Member, Fulbright Interview Committee, 2012, 2013.
    • Nonfiction editor, Crab Creek Review, since 2013.
    • Board member, Kahini, since May 2013. 
    • Faculty: Centrum Port Townsend Writers Conference, July 2009-2014. 
    • Faculty: Cabin Fever Writing Workshop for McCall Arts & Humanities Council, April 2014.
    • Faculty: The Writers’ Workshoppe, Port Townsend, March 2014.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Special Mention (for “On Seeking Answers”) in the 2010 Pushcart Prize Anthology.
    • Pushcart Prize nomination for "Have a Good One", 2011.
    • GPSA Teaching in Excellence Award: Spring, 2009.
    • Study Abroad Grant, International Programs Office: Spring, 2008.