PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2011
MA English, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, 2008
B.A. (H) English, Hindu College, University of Delhi, 2006
Assistant Professor, Department of English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University (2013-2018)
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ramjas College, University of Delhi (2013)
Assistant Professor, Department of English, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi (2013)
Assistant Professor, Department of English, S.G.T.B Khalsa College, University of Delhi (2012)
My Zone / Area of Expertise
Creative Writing: Poetry, Indian Poetry in English and in Translation, Queer and LGBT Studies, Translation Practice and Theory, Critical Theory
International Writing Fellow, at the University of Iowa International Writing Program, Fall Semester 2016
Poetry book How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross, Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from The Great Indian Poetry Collective, 2016
Poetry book Night Charge Extra shortlisted for the Muse India Satish Verma National Award, 2015.
International Writers Residency, Stockton University, New Jersey, November 2016
Selected as one of the five best emerging Indian writers after a nationwide competition in Aug ‘14 by The Caravan Magazine and The Columbia University Global Centre in France, and invited to share his work at the Writers of India Festival (Paris, Sept, ‘14).
[Books of Poems] How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross (forthcoming The Great Indian Poetry Collective: New York and Bangalore, 2018)
[Book of Poems] Night Charge Extra (Writers Workshop: Kolkata, 2015)
[Academic Monograph]The Doubleness of Sexuality: Idioms of Same-Sex Desire in Modern India (New Text; New Delhi: 2016)
[Co-edited Book] Katyal, Akhil and Dasgupta, Anannya (ed.), 2014, This Unsettling Place: Readings in American Literature - A Critical Anthology (Worldview Publications, New Delhi: 2014)
[Translated Book] For the City to Happen in Love tr. of Ravish Kumar’s Ishq Mein ShaharHona(forthcoming Speaking Tiger: New Delhi, 2018)
[Co-Translated Book] Dabral, Mangalesh, This Number Does Not Exist: Poems, Poetrywala: 2014 and B.O.A Editions: 2016, Co-translators: Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Christi Merrill, Rupert Snell, Asad Zaidi et al., Hindi to English.
Creative Publications: Poetry/Translations
[Poems] ‘Dehradun 1990’, ‘The Hindus Never Ate Beef*’, ‘Namesakes’, ‘Maruti Swift’, in Hariharan, Githa&Satchidanandan, K. (ed.) Guftugu: Culture Matters, Issue IV, Jul 2016, New Delhi - http://guftugu.in/2016/05/akhil-katyal-2/
[Poem] - 'Indus 3180km’ in UCity Review, Mar 2014, New York, ISSN 2159-5151 & in Earthen Lamp Journal Vol. I Issue II, Special Issue on East and West: Intersections and Juxtapositions, Sept 2013, India - http://www.ucityreview.com/8_Katyal_Akhil.html
[Poems] - ‘Near Eros Cinema, Jangpura Extension’, ‘For someone who’ll read this 500 years from now’, ‘When Farida Khanum’, Spring 2016, in MihirVatsa (ed.) Vayavya, New Delhi and Hazaribagh: India. - http://www.vayavya.in/akhil-katyal.html
[Poems] - ‘When Farida Khanum sings now’, ‘Chicago’, ‘He was born in 1948’, Jan 2017, in ShandanaMinhas (ed.) Breakups: The Mongrel Book of Voices Volume I¸ Mongrel Books: Karachi, Pakistan.
[Poem] - ‘When Farida Khanum Sings Now’ in Dec 2015, in ‘This Indian's tribute to Farida Khanum shows how music unites us all’, Dawn, Lahore: Pakistan. - https://images.dawn.com/news/1174501
[Poem] - ‘Jama Masjid, Delhi, 2012: A Ghazal’ in Gene Doty (ed.) The Ghazal Page: The International Journal of English Language Ghazals, Winter 2014, Missouri. - http://ghazalpage.com/winter-2014-akhil
[Book chapter] - 'Gay Writing and The Idea of Doubleness', Dec 2013, in (ed.) Dasgupta, Rohit &Gokulsing, Moti K., Masculinity and its Challenges in India, Jefferson, NC: Mcfarland, ISBN: 978-0-7864-7224-6. - goo.gl/ehQ2DE
[Book chapter] - 'The Reascription of Hurt: When Abu Gharaib came to Kashmir', 2012, Kashmir Dispatch, Srinagar, 2014, Ramdev, Rina (ed.), The State of Hurt: Sentiment, Politics, Censorship, Sage Publications: Delhi. - https://goo.gl/xt99uC
[Journal Article] 'No 'Sexuality' for All: The Use of Personal Narratives in Contemporary Indian Sexual Rights Movement', in Spring 2010, Schulze K., Harvey R.N., Kraemer A., Tilche A., Unterbarnscheidt M., Zhen W. (ed.) Polyvocia SOAS Journal of Graduate Research Vol 2, London.
[Book chapter] With Brinda Bose and Vaibhav I Parel, ‘Decolonizing the Classroom: In Search of ‘New’ Pedagogies for ‘New’ Literatures?’, 2008, Southern Postcolonialisms, ed. SumanyuSatpathy, Routledge, ISBN-13: 978-0415480253.
[Book chapter] 'Me, My Mother and a Thousand Ways of Imagining this Fucking Law in Place', 2011, in Gupta, Alok and Narrain, Arvind (ed.) Law like Love: Queer Perspective on Law, Yoda Press: New Delhi, ISBN-13: 978-9380403144.
[Paper] 'Colonial India and Genealogy at Sea', Apr 2015, in Arvind Radhakrishnan (ed.) The Bangalore Review, Vol. III Issue 3, Bangalore.
[Journal Article] 'Notes on Comfort', Mar-Jun 2010, in Soni, Rahul and Kiradoo, Giriraj (ed.) Pratilipi: A Bilingual Quarterly Journal Issue 12, New Delhi.