シン教授は、インド出身（現在はアメリカ国籍）で、米国のエスニック文学研究の先駆的な存在です。アフリカ系アメリカ文学研究者として最も有名ですが、ＭＥＬＵＳ（The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States）やＳＡＬＡ（South Asian Literary Association）の会長なども務められ、インド文学関係の著書も多くあり、国際的に活躍される研究者です。略歴は以下をご覧ください。
Amritjit Singh is the Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University and the senior editor for the MELA (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas) Series from Rutgers University Press. Born in colonial India, he first came to the United States in 1968 as a Fulbrighter to do his Ph. D. at NYU. His scholarly interests include African American Studies, inter-ethnic and transnational studies, immigration and internal migration, as well as postcolonial and Global South studies. Before joining OU in 2006, he taught at Rhode Island College for 20 years and has held visiting positions at New York University, Wesleyan University, College of the Holy Cross, Tufts University, and the University of California at Berkeley. HHe has authored or co-edited over fifteen books, including The Novels of the Harlem Renaissance (1976); Indian Literature in English, 1827-1979: An Information Guide (1981); India: An Anthology of Contemporary Writing (1983); The Harlem Renaissance: Revaluations (1989); The Magic Circle of Henry James (1989); Memory, Narrative and Identity (1994); Conversations with Ishmael Reed (1995); Conversations with Ralph Ellison (1995); Memory and Cultural Politics (1996); Postcolonial Theory and the United States (2000); and The Collected Writings of Wallace Thurman (2003). In addition, he has edited reprint editions of Wallace Thurman’s Infants of the Spring (1992), as well as Richard Wright’s Color Curtain (1995) and Black Power (1995). In 2004, he co-edited, with C. Lok Chua, a bumper special number of MELUS to honor the legacy of MELUS founder, the late Katharine Newman.
An internationally known literary critic and scholar, Singh has lectured and/or taught in many countries, including Germany, France, Holland, Austria, Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Finland, Canada, and India. From 1974 to 1977, he served as a senior research associate at the American Studies Research Centre (ASRC), then the largest American Studies research collection outside the U.S., supported by the Indian government and the U.S. Department of State. In 2002, Singh was a Senior Fulbright Professor at the JFK Institute of North American Studies, Freie University, Berlin. In October-November 2007, he served as the Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria. In January-February 2010, Singh visited Ghana and South Africa for research in African Literature and gave talks teaching and research in African American and Asian American Literatures at the University Cape Coast (Ghana), as well as University of Witwatersrand, University of Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, and the University of Kwazulu-Natal (all in South Africa).
Past President of MELUS (The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), SALA (South Asian Literary Association), and USACLALS (Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies), he is currently the Creative Writing Editor for South Asian Review. His poems, as well as translations from Punjabi poetry and fiction, have appeared in many prestigious journals, including Nimrod, Edinburgh Review, New Letters, Chelsea Magazine, and Salzburg Poetry Review. Recipient of the 2007 MELUS Lifetime Achievement Award, he is currently completing (with Anupama Arora and Rajender Kaur) South Asians in North America: A Documentary History, to be published by Rutgers UP in 2011.