Srividhya Swaminathan

Associate Dean, Undergraduate DivisionProfessor
Ph.D., Penn State University, EnglishM.A., Penn State University, English w/Women’s Studies minorMasters in Legal Studies, Arizona State University, Emphasis on Conflict ResolutionB.A., University of Texas at Austin, English and Psychology

Prior to joining St. John’s University, Srividhya Swaminathan was chair and professor of English at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. Her research focuses on the rhetoric of social movements around the British transatlantic slave trade in the long eighteenth-century. She has published three books and numerous articles in addition to serving as a reviewer for several prominent journals in her field. As the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in St. John’s College, she is committed to making undergraduate education more inclusive and equitable across the college.

The Cinematic Eighteenth Century: History, Culture, and Adaptation. Collection co-edited with Steven W. Thomas. Routledge, 2018. 

Invoking Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination. Collection co-edited with Adam R. Beach. Ashgate Publishing Co., 2013. 

Debating the Slave Trade: Rhetoric of British National Identity, 1759-1815. Ashgate Publishing Co., 2009.