Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt received her Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in English. She also holds a M.A. degree is Creative Writing. Her scholarly and creative works have been published in the Journal of Asian American Renaissance, Jouvert: Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Saranac Review and others. She is the author of the book, The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant published in 2010. Dutt-Ballerstadt's teaching and scholarly interests are in the areas of postcolonial literature and theory, Third World feminism, the minority discourse, Black British literature and creative writing.
In February 2011 she presented her work in progress (The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant) as part of the Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.