Dr. Sathyaraj Venkatesan is an Associate Professor of English in the Department of Humanities at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. He earned his Ph.D in African American Literature from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He was a Fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, New York and currently, an International Field Bibliographer with Publications of Modern Language Association of America, New York (PMLA). His research concentrates on African American Literature, Literature and Medicine, Graphic Medicine and Toni Morrison. He is an author of Mapping the Margins: A Study of Feminist Consiousness in Toni Morrison (2011) and also a counsulting editor with The Explicator published by Taylor and Francis. His articles have appeared in The Explicator, International Fiction Review, MELUS, Notes on Contemporary Literature, American Notes and Queries (ANQ), Facts on File Companion to American Literature, Encyclopedia of African American Women, among others.