Neha Yadav

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Comics Studies
  • Indian Graphic Narratives
  • Feminist Thought
  • Euro-American Postmodernism
  • Gothic Literature
  • Writing for Digital Media


Neha’s research interest concerns a relatively recent entrant into the broad umbrella of Indian Writing in English: Graphic Narratives. Her PhD thesis, titled A Study of an Emerging Genre: The Indian Graphic Novel in English (19942015)’, submitted to BITS Goa, is an inquiry into the origins and nature of the Indian Graphic Novel and its relationship with an emergent professional-managerial class in the wake of the economic reforms of 1991

Alongside working within the field of visual culture, she is also interested in women’s literature, popular culture, and postmodernism.

Neha has a Master of Arts (MA) in English Literature from the University of Delhi and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the same from Miranda House. 

She has previously worked for the digital media startup The Quint and continues to write extensively for new media platforms like The Wire, Scroll, Agents of Ishq, Strange Horizons and EPW Engage. In 2023, she was shortlisted for the Rama Mehta Writing Grant for short fiction. 


Journal Articles

Chapters in Edited Books

  • Yadav, N. (2023). Entries on C P Surendran, Firdaus Kanga, Jasbir Jain, and Meenakshi Mukherjee. In M. Jaidka & T.N. Dhar (Eds.), Routledge Encyclopaedia of Indian Writing in English. Taylor & Francis.
  • Yadav, N. (2019). Guns, Gangsters, and gandagi”: The Moll in Hindi Cinema. In S. Sengupta, S. Roy & S. Purkayastha (Eds.), Bad Women of Bombay Films (pp. 149 – 166). Palgrave Macmillan. https://​doi​.org/​10​.​1007/978 – 3030 – 26788-9_9

Conference Presentations

  • Datta, N., & Yadav, N. (2021, November 12 – 14). Pandemic Woes, Undead Foes: A Case Study of the CDC’s Zombie Pandemic Graphic Novel. [Paper Presentation]. Illness, Healing and Literary Imagination, Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. 
  • Yadav, N. (2021, April 8 – 9). Whose Line is it Anyway: Graphic Anthology Drawing the Line as a Counter-narrative to Mainstream Rape Reportage in India. [Paper Presentation]. Transitions 9, Birkbeck College, London, UK
  • Yadav, N. (2020, May 26 – 27). A Palette Pure and Bright: Drawing the Female Gothic in Amruta Patil’s Kari. [Paper Presentation]. The Politics of Women’s Writing, Bharati College, University of Delhi, India. 
  • Yadav, N. (2019, February 4 – 5). When We Draw the World: Graphic Conceptions of Gendered Precarity in Contemporary India in First Hand, Volume 2. [Paper Presentation]. National Conference on Extending Postcolonialism: Precarity and Precariousness, Christ University, Bengaluru, India.