Anindita Basu Sempere


Adviser: Professor Patrick Vincent

Anindita Basu Sempere is a doctoral candidate studying change of place and poetics in 20th century American literature. Her dissertation comprises a case study of Elizabeth Bishop’s move to Brazil and an analysis of how she mediated this change through writing. Anindita combines a digital humanities approach with genetic criticism, using deep maps to follow Bishop's manuscript development spatio-temporally and then studying the texts themselves.

Prior to joining the Institute of English Studies at UNINE, Anindita co-founded The Writing Faculty, an online tutoring company focused exclusively on teaching writing, where she was also the Executive Director. She was the Director of Education of a boutique tutoring company in the United States, and a founding faculty member of a charter school in Cambridge, MA.

Research Interests

Place, poetics, Elizabeth Bishop, digital humanities

Academic Background

B.A. in Computer Science and English, Wellesley College

S.M. in Media Arts and Science from the Future of Learning Group, MIT Media Lab

M.A. in English from the Creative Writing Program (Poetry), Boston University 

M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Vermont College of Fine Arts

Research and Publications


Spring (2016-present): Talking Point, Wednesdays 12:00-12:45, 13:15-14:00, and 14:15-15:00 in B.1.49

Fall (2016-present): Introduction to Creative Writing, Thursdays 12:00-14:00 in B.1.49

Office hour: by appointment