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Kavita Ramdya was born in New York City and raised in Long Island where she attended Smithtown High School. She received her B.A. from New York University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University where she was a Presidential University Graduate Fellow.

She currently works at an American bank in London and is a regular Arts Opinion-Editorial columnist for “News India Times". She also writes about popular culture and current events for a variety of publications, both mainstream and academic, including "India Abroad" and "The Indian American". Kavita Ramdya co-chairs the Junior Leadership Circle for Women for Women International, a charity which provides financial and emotional assistance to women survivors of war. University teaching credits includes “Modern British Drama”, “Contemporary British Literature”, “Literature of the American Dream”, and “Literature of the American Frontier.”

In her spare time, Kavita enjoys biking, practicing yoga, reading, writing and blogging (they’re not the same!), and watching TED Talks. . Finally, she enjoys dancing, attending theatre and travelling with her husband.