Amala Poli is an international scholar with experience in intercultural teaching and research. Her scholarly interests and writing are situated in exploring the intersections between medicine and literature. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at Western University, Ontario, in the department of English and Writing Studies. Amala holds an MA in English Studies from the Manipal Centre for Humanities, MAHE, situated in Karnataka. She completed a language assistantship at the University of Castilla La-Mancha in 2017-18, teaching English at the university during this period. Having published academic essays in different research compilations, Amala is presently writing for Synapsis, an online health humanities journal based in Columbia University. Writing the Self in Illness: Reading the Experiential Through the Medical Memoir is her first book.