Nikhil Gupta received his Ph.D. from Boston College and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. His fields of interest include nationalism and empire in modern literature, narrative representations of geography and landscape, intertextuality, and the gothic. In his most recent research, he looks at Irish and American literary texts and forms of bodily ornamentation to argue that British Imperialism and American expansion were a single geopolitical process reaching across the Atlantic. To this end, his current book project focuses on stories of empire that Irish and American modernist writers rewrite and transpose from one side of the Atlantic to the other in order to reimagine belonging in their own homelands.