Sandhya Rao Mehta is currently affiliated to Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. She has published widely in the area of diaspora studies, particularly on the writings and representations of women in the South Asian diaspora. Her research interests include the intersections of literature and globalization, with a particular focus on the effects of glocal forces on narrative and text as well as exploring the potential of literature in promoting intercultural awareness.
She has a special interest in English Language Teaching, and has published on critical thinking, writing in ELT and the interface of ELT and technology. She is the co-editor of Language Studies: Stretching the Boundaries and Exploring Gender in the Literature of the Indian Diaspora, both published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. She is also the editor of Language and Literature in a Glocal World.