Manali Karmakar is Assistant Professor in English at the Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus. She has earned her Ph.D. from IIT Guwahati and has specialized in the area of Medical Humanities (Literary Studies, Medicine, Biotechnology). Her research interests include literature and medicine, posthumanism, mental health and disability studies, and materials production in language teaching. She has earned diploma and M. Phil in Language Teaching from English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad. Her work has appeared in Journal of Medical Humanities (Springer), Literature and Medicine (John Hopkins University Press), Medical Humanities (British Medical Journal), Cogent: Arts and Humanities (Taylor and Francis) among other places. At present, she is working as a contributor for book projects such as Edinburgh Companion to Science Fiction and Medical Humanities (Contracted with Edinburgh University Press).