Transnational queer and feminist studies; postcolonial studies; Asian diaspora studies; visual art; performance.
Professor; Director of the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality
- 1998 Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
- 1991 B.A. in Latin American Studies, Wesleyan University
Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke UP, forthcoming).
Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke UP, 2005).
“Queer Visual Excavations: Akram Zaatari, Hashem El Madani, and the Reframing of History in Lebanon,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 13:2 (July 2017): 326-336
“Intimate Landscapes: The Queer Diasporic Visions of Seher Shah and Allan deSouza,” Special Issue on Transnational South Asian Visual Cultures, ed. Kasturi Ray, South Asian Diaspora 7:1 (In Press).
“Who’s Your Daddy?: Queer Diasporic Reframings of the Region,” in The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of US Power, eds. Vivek Bald et al (New York: NYU Press, 2013): 274-300.
“Foreword: Queer Diasporic Interventions,” Special Issue of Textual Practice: Contemporary Women’s Writing and Queer Diasporas 4:25 (2011).
“Archive, Affect, and the Everyday: Queer Diasporic Re-Visions,” in Political Emotions, eds. Ann Cvetkovich et al (New York: Routledge, 2010).
“Queer Regions: Locating Lesbians in Sancharram,” in The Blackwell Companion to LGBT Studies, eds. Molly McGarry and George Haggerty (Malden MA: Blackwell, 2008): 341-355.
“Bollywood Spectacles: Queer Diasporic Critique in the Aftermath of 9/11,” Social Text 84-85 (Fall/Winter 2005): 157-171.
“Local Sites, Global Contexts: The Transnational Trajectories of Deepa Mehta’s Fire,” in Queer Globalizations: Citizenship, Sexualities, and the Afterlife of Colonialism, eds. Arnaldo Cruz Malave and Martin Manalansan (New York: NYU Press, 2002): 149-161.
“Queering Bollywood: Alternative Sexualities in Popular Indian Cinema,” in Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade, ed. Andrew Grossman (West Hazelton, PA: Haworth Press, 2000): 281-295. Co-published in Journal of Homosexuality 39:3-4 (2000): 281-295.
“On Fire,” in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 4:4 (Fall 1998): 631-637. Reprinted in Screening Asian America, ed. Peter Feng (Philadelphia: Temple UP: 2002).
“Homo-Economics: Queer Sexualities in a Transnational Frame,” in Burning Down the House: Recycling Domesticity, ed. Rosemary M. George (New York: Westview Press, 1998): 102-124.
“Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities in Motion,” in “New Formations, New Questions: Asian American Studies,” eds. Elaine Kim and Lisa Lowe, special issue of positions: east asia cultures critique 5:2 (Fall 1997): 467-489. Reprinted in Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader, eds. Jana Evans Braziel and Anita Mannur (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003): 261-279; and Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader, eds. Stephen Valocchi and Robert Corber (London: Blackwell, 2003): 206-217.
“Bombay, U.K., Yuba City: Bhangra Music and the Engendering of Diaspora,” Diaspora 4:3 (Winter 1995): 303-330. Reprinted in Popular Culture: A Reader, eds. Raiford Guins and Oymara Z. Cruz (London: Sage, 2005): 294-308.
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