Suchorita Chattopadhyay is Professor in Comparative Literature, and founder and co-ordinator of the Centre for Canadian Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She received the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Faculty Enrichment Award in 2000 and 2009. She is a nominated member of the India Member’s Council, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, and was a Member of the Executive Council of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for the period between 2013 and 2015. She has been the President of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for the period between 2016 and 2017. She is also an Executive Committee member of the Comparative Literature Association of India. She was the joint co-ordinator of the XIth Biennial International Conference of the Comparative Literature Association of India held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata in January 2013.
Her research interests are Indigenous Canadian literature, Canadian immigrant literature, comparative study of Indian and Southeast Asian literatures, translation of Indian literatures into English. She has co-edited, Tapestries: An Anthology of 20th Century Indian Short Stories with Debalina Sen in 2004, Tracing Transactions: An Anthology of Critical Essays on India and Southeast Asia with Soma Mukherjee in 2011, Ghumantoos: The Roadies of India and Canada (CAS Work in Progress II: 2013) with Dheeman Bhattacharyya, with Barnali Chanda Tellings and Retellings: Strange Tales from Medieval China (CAS Phase II, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2015), and with Debashree Dattaray At the Crossroads of Culture and Literature (Primus Books, New Delhi, 2016). In 2007, she published Amader Bhagini, Anandaghatini, a Bangla translation of the African novel Our Sister Killjoy by Ama Ata Aidoo.