Anjoli Roy


Anjoli Roy

Anjoli Roy, PhD, is a creative writer and instructor in UH Mānoa’s Department of English, and she is the managing editor of the Center for Biographical Research.   Anjoli is from Pasadena, California. After graduating with a BA from NYU, she worked as an editor for the Feminist Press at CUNY and as managing editor of Women's Studies Quarterly. She came to UH Mānoa to pursue her MA in English and creative writing in fall 2008. After graduation, she returned to New York, where she worked as a grant-writer for Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), an anti-trafficking organization working to end the commercial sexual exploitation and domestic traffic of girls and young women. She entered UH Mānoa's PhD program in English and creative writing in fall 2012 and graduated in fall 2017. Anjoli's creative writing has appeared in online literary journals and print publications. For more information about her work, visit her website at 


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Areas of Interest

creative writing, postcolonial literature and theory, life writing, South Asian literature and history, feminist theory, diaspora theory, ethnic and indigenous literatures of the U.S.


2014: J. Watumull Scholarship for the Study of India; John Young Scholarship in the Arts 2014: John Young Scholarship in the Arts 2013–2014: Jagdish P. Sharma Memorial Scholarship 2010: Myrle Clark Award for Creative Writing


2017: PhD, English & creative writing, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa 2010: MA, English & creative writing, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-313: Types of Creative Writing (Truth and Lies in Storytelling: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction)

Summer Semester 2016
  • ENG-311: Autobiographical Writing (Session I)

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-100: Composition I
  • ENG-100: Composition I