Lecturer of Hindi Language of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Kusum Knapczyk is Hindi lecturer at Duke University. Before joining Duke in 2016, she served as Hindi Lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder and Indiana University, Bloomington. Kusum has taught Hindi at SASLI (South Asia Summer Language Institute) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has also taught Hindi at the University of Texas at Austin, and in several STARTALK intensive Hindi language programs throughout the US, including STARTALK: Hindi in the Rockies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kusum received a PhD in Hindi literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, and she is a fully certified ACTFL OPI tester for Hindi. Kusum has published numerous articles and short stories in Hindi newspapers and magazines. Currently she is preparing a reader for beginning Hindi students. Her research interests are the history of Hindi literature and language, Hindi language pedagogy, and Urdu poetry.