In January 2020, retired from Boricua College, a private, liberal arts institution in New York City. At the time of retirement I held the rank of Professor of English, and was Vice President of Academic Affairs.
This is my second stint with e-Notes. I used to answer questions on English Literature, American and Modern Indian Literature. I also did three or four Study Guides: on Bharati Mukherjee's "Tiger's Daughter," Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Name Sake," and William Wycherley's "Man of Mode," a Restoration Comedy of the late seventeenth century. I think I also did a Study Guide on William Congreve's "Way of the World." I am not sure.
I hold a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. My specialization at the time of the doctorate was the poetry and prose of John Dryden, Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. However, since then, I have specialized in Contemprary Literary Theory. I have taught Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature, and Issues in Contemporary Literary Theory discussing the works of Foucault, Derrida and Roland Barthes. I have lectures on Modern Indian Film and Novels as a Distinguished Scholar at Barnard College. Currently, I am writing on John Dryden's "Religio Laici."