B.A. English and French Literature, Yale University, 1977
M.A. English Language and Literature, St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford, 1988
M.Phil. Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1989
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2004
In addition to the degrees above, Dr. Mehta has studied at the Freie Universität, the Sorbonne, and Universidad Catolica in Lima, Peru.
19th- and 20th-century comparative literature; literature of the Americas; historical approaches to European and postcolonial literatures, especially in Ireland, India, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean; poetry; modernism and post-modernism; literary theory; cultural development; women and development