Dr Siddharth Soni

Postdoctoral Associate
University Positions
Isaac Newton Trust Fellow in English and Digital Humanities
Specialising in
Postcolonial Studies and World Literature

Dr Siddharth Soni is the Isaac Newton Trust Fellow in English and Digital Humanities at the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, and an affiliated lecturer at the Faculty of English.

Academic interests

Siddharth’s academic interests are:

  • Postcolonial Literatures
  • World Literature and Theory
  • Critical Archive Studies
  • Digital and Computational Humanities
  • Short Story and Ephemeral Prose Fiction
  • Periodical and Print Cultures.


Siddharth Soni wrote his PhD thesis at Cambridge on the short story form in India. His current book project is a political and material history of the Indian short story, and alongside this, he is also engaged in the Newton-Trust funded Digital Humanities project at Cambridge Digital Humanities called Periodicals and Prose. In August 2021, Siddharth was elected to the University Open Research Steering Committee.

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