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Rahul K. Gairola
Rahul K. Gairola Assistant Professor rahulfhs[at]iitr.ac.in Website
Areas of Interest
  • South Asian Digital Humanities; Postcolonial, Diaspora, & Migration Studies; Critical Theory, Asian American Literature; Comparative Lit; Intersectionality; Digital Pedagogy; New Media Studies
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2015nowAssistant Professor of English & Comparative LiteratureIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee; INDIA
20142015Assistant Professor of English (term)The City University of New York; USA
20142014Adjunct Professor of Gender + Women's Studies and Africana StudiesUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County; USA
20112013Lecturer, Center for University Studies & Programs (CUSP)University of Washington, Bothell; USA
20122013Adjunct Professor of Film StudiesSeattle University; USA
20092012Lecturer of Humanities & Sciences (Integrated Studies)Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, USA
20102011Lecturer in English and American LiteratureUniversity of Washington, Seattle; USA
20072010Lecturer in the Comparative History of Ideas (CHID)University of Washington, Seattle; USA
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Digital Humanities Summer InstituteUniversity of Victoria, Government of Canada.2018
German Academic Exchange/ Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Scholarship.European Summer University for Digital Humanities & the University of Leipzig; Government of Germany2017
Global Initiative Academic Network (GIAN) GrantMinistry of Human Resources & Development (MHRD), Government of India2017
Invitation GrantOxford University, Digital Humanities Summer School2017
Paper Merit AwardCultural Studies Association of Australasia2015
Postcolonial Studies Group (PSG) HonorariumThe Graduate Center, City University of New York (NYC)2015
Travel Grant to ChicagoModern Language Association (MLA)2014
Travel Grant to Oxford UniversityUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County2014
Modern South Asia Workshop GrantYale University, USA2014
Mellon Grant in the Digital HumanitiesUniversity of Washington, Bothell2012
Travel Grant to Cambridge UniversityTeaching & Learning Center, University of Washington, Bothell2012
Travel Grant to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiCornish College of the Arts, Seattle2012
Community Arts GrantCity of Redmond, WA2011
Travel Grant to Harvard UniversityAmerican Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)2009
Conference Grant, Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID)University of Washington, Seattle2009
Research GrantInstitute for Transnational Studies, University of Washington, Seattle2007
Research FellowshipSimpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle2006
Graduate University GrantHumboldt University of Berlin, Germany2005
Washington FellowshipPembroke College, Cambridge University, U.K.2003-2004
Summer Merit FellowshipThe School of Criticism & Theory, Cornell University 2002
Conference Support GrantDepartment of Comparative Literature, Cinema, & Media; University of Washington, Seattle2001
PhD Research FellowshipDepartment of English, University of Washington, Seattle2000-2001
Travel Grant to Pune, IndiaRhode Island College, USA1999
Graduate Teaching AssistantshipRhode Island College, Providence1998
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
CertificateHands on Humanities Data Workshop University of Leipzig, European Summer University in the Digital Humanities (ESUDH), Germany, EU2017
CertificateGuidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) WorkshopUniversity of Oxford, Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS), UK2017
PhDEnglish Literature & Critical TheoryUniversity of Washington, Seattle; USA2010
PhC (MPhil)English Literature & Critical Theory (Candidate in Philosophy Certificate)University of Washington, Seattle; USA2007
Summer ResearchAmerican Studies, German Language & Culture StudiesHumboldt University of Berlin (Mitte), Germany, EU2005
Research Cluster Member"Migration"Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University; UK2003-2004
CertificateCritical TheoryThe School of Criticism & Theory (SCT) @ Cornell University; USA2002
MAEnglish (Distinction)Rhode Island College, Providence; USA2000
CertificateEnglish Literature Cambridge University (St. Catharine's College); UK1999
BAEnglish and Film & Media Studies (Mason Honors/ PAGE Program)George Mason University, Fairfax; USA1998
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2017ongoingFaculty Selection CommitteeDepartment of Humanities & Social Sciences
2017ongoingMemberInstitute Faculty Lecture Series
2015nowArticle Editor"Postcolonial Text" (peer-reviewed journal)
20132016 Editor"salaam: the newsletter of the south asian literary association"
20112016Executive Committee MemberSouth Asian Literary Association (SALA)
20152016Staff AdvisorEnglish Soft Skills Development Cell, IITR
20072007Co-ChairStates of Violence International Conference, University of Washington
20132013Co-ChairRevisiting India's Partition Preconference, University of Wisconsin, Madison
20122012Co-ChairPerforming South Asia at Home & Abroad International Conference, South Asian Literary Association
20062009Member, Curriculum CommitteeComparative History of Ideas Program (CHID), University of Washington
20022002Co-ChairGender & Sexuality Studies Colloquium, School of Criticism & Theory, Cornell University
20012001Co-ChairEmerging Forms Film & Media Studies conference, University of Washington
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Crossing BordersFaculty of Arts, University of DelhiDepartment of EnglishAugust 201
Memorialising PartitionNew DelhiFaculty of Arts, University of DelhiApril 2017
Hands on Humanities Data WorkshopSchool of Humanities, University of LeipzigEuropean Summer University in Digital Humanities (ESUDH)July 2017
Introduction to the TEI InitiativeSt, Anne's College, Oxford UniversityDigital Humanities Oxford Summer SchoolJuly 2017
Digital Humanities Winter SchoolPuneInstitute of Advanced Studies in English/ Center for Digital HumanitiesDec 2016
Digital Humanities: Tools, Texts, TheoriesIndoreIndian Institute of Technology IndoreMarch 2015
Memberships
  • "Postcolonial Text", Article Editor and Anonymous Reviewer
  • Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, Lifetime Member
  • Association of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), Member
  • Australasia Association of Digital Humanities (aaDH), Member
  • Digital Humanities Alliance of India (DHAI), Member
  • South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Editor of "salaam: the newsletter of the south asian literary association"
  • Modern Language Association (MLA), Member
  • Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS), Member
  • American Comparative Literature Associaton (ACLA), Member
  • Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS), Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Gender and Trauma in Kashmiri Women's LiteratureElham FatmaO2016
Postmodernity, Bengali Literature, and Digital Humanities TodaySudipta GhoshO2017
Queer Cinema in and Beyond IndiaShabnam RatheeO2017
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionCategoryYear
** PLEASE SEE RESUME (above)MLAT
“Literary and Cultural Returns to Partition.” 1947 Partition Archive + The Center for Studies in Violence, Memory, & Trauma; University of DelhiT
Google Talks: “Hide & Seek: A Conversation with Saad Khan & Rahul K. Gairola."Google New YorkT2014
"Minor Culture" annual conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. CSAAT2015
“Why Humanities Matters for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields.”Jaypee University of Information TechnologyI2016
"Partition as Profit: Digital Advertising and Manipulation of South Asian Trauma in the 21st Century." Tracking Notions of Progress in South Asia: From the Colonial to the Postcolonial. Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK. June 16, 2014.Oxford UniversityT2014
“British (Di)visions: Transreligious Alliances in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day and Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan.” Partition Narratives and South Asian Diasporas pre-conference. University of Wisconsin, Madison. October 17-20, 2013. University of Wisconsin, MadisonT2013
“South Asian-izing the Digital Humanities” Panel Organizer and Chair, 2013 MLA Presidential Theme Panel. The 128th Annual MLA Convention. Boston, MA. January 3-6, 2013. Modern Language AssociationT2013
“Between Meritocrats & Aristocrats: South Asian Diasporic Identity and the Politics of “Home” in Hanif Kureishi’s Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987).” Art & Lives: Studies in the History & Representation of Sexualities. Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, UK. July 4-7, 2012. Cambridge UniversityT2012
“Partitions of Subjectivity: Gender & Nation in Tagore’s The Home and the World.” Re-visiting Tagore international conference. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. March 15-17, 2012. Jawaharlal Nehru University, IndiaT2012
“Engendering Cuisines: the Ideological Ingredients of Gender in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.” South Asian Literary Association (SALA). Los Angeles, CA. January 7-8, 2011.South Asian Literary Association (SALA)T2011
“Spatializations of Diasporic Queerness in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy.” Global Languages, Local Cultures, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. March 26-29, 2009. ACLA, Harvard UniveristyT2009
“Queering Home: Passing & Commodity Fetishism in the Fiction of Jackie Kay.” Masculinity and the Other: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Balliol College, Oxford University, UK. August 29-30, 2007.Oxford UniversityT2007
“Capitalist Houses, Queer Homes: Sexuality & South Asian Diasporas in Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Launderette.” Global States conference. University of California, Irvine. May 5-6, 2006.University of California, IrvineT
“White Skin, Red Masks: ‘Playing Indian’ in Queer American Physique Pictorial Images from the 1960s.” Disciplinary Bodies conference. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. September 13-14, 2004.Cornell UniversityT2004
“Re-Worlding the Oriental: Critical Perspectives on Madonna as Geisha.” Politics of Location in Literatures of the Americas Conference, MELUS-India. Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Osmania University. Hyderabad, India. January 3-5, 2002.MELUS-India, Osmania UniversityT2002
"The Kitchen as Liberatory Space: the Un-Gendering of Tita in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate." Gendered Spaces/ Espacios De Genero Second Annual Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Huelva, Spain. May 9-11, 2001.University of Huelva, SpainT2001
"Burning With Shame: Symbolisms of Fire and South Asian Patriarchy in Gayatri Spivak's 'Can the Subaltern Speak?' and Deepa Mehta's Fire." Literary Studies and Global Culture: An Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Victoria, Canada. March 16-7, 2001.University of Victoria, CanadaT2001
“From Material Girl to Veronica Electronica: Skating the Edge of Music in Madonna's Ray of Light, or Madonna as Postmodern Signifier.” The California American Studies Association (CASA) On Edge Conference. University of California, Santa Cruz. April 30 - May 2, 1999.University of California, Santa CruzT1999
“’Always Historicize!’ – The Dialectics of Narrative in Toni Morrison’s Sula.” The 30th Annual College English Association (CEA) Conference. Philadelphia, PA. April 1-3, 1999.College English AssociationT1999
“A Diasporic View of Partition Fictions: Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day & Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan.” The 12th Annual Indian Association of Commonwealth Languages and Literatures conference. University of Pune, India. January 11-13, 1999.IACLAL, University of PuneT1999
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Hands on Humanities Data Workshop - Creation, Discovery, & AnalysisEuropean Summer University in Digital Humanities and the University of LeipzigJuly 2017
Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)Digital Humanities Summer School at Oxford University (DHOxSS)July 2017
Diversity in Digital HumanitiesDH2016-KrakowJuly 2016
Demystifying the Digital HumantiesThe Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington-Seattle2012-2013
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
"Partition Narratives and South Asian Diasporas"University of Wisconsin, Madison; USA17-10-2013
"Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad"South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Annual Conference in Seattle; USA05-01-2012
"States of Violence: Representations of Conflict in the Film, Fiction, and Media of South Asia"Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID), University of Washington, Seattle; USA30-02-2009
"Emerging Forms: Media, Narrative, & Technique in the Twenty First Century"Simpson Center for the Humanities & the Dept. of Comp Lit, Univ of Washington, Seattle; USA30-11-2001
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
“Digital Homes: Identity and Agency in Postmillennial India.” Institute for Advanced Studies in English & The Center for Digital Humanities11-12-2016
“Strategies for a Strong Research Proposal.”IIT Roorkee3-8-2016
“Research and Publishing in Today’s Global Academic Market.” IIT Roorkee, QIP16-6-2016
"Digital Humanities in India: Tools, Texts, and Theory."Indian Institute of Technology Indore12-3-2016
"India Rising: South Asian Digital Humanities, Online Advertising Critique, and & Rural Literacy" Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeFebruary 6
"India Rising: South Asian Digital Humanities and Rural Literacy"University of Maryland, Baltimore County8-12-2015
"How to Write a Strong PhD Thesis"HSS Department, IIT Roorkee5-8-2015
"Migrations in Absentia"Seattle University, USA4-12-2015
“Migrations in Absentia: Partition, Trauma, and Digital Marketing in the 21st Century” The Graduate Center, City University of New York27-3-2015
"Role of Humanities & Social Sciences in the STEM Fields"Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee25-7-2015
“British (Di)visions: Transreligious Alliances in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day and..."Modern South Asia Workshop, Yale University6-4-2014
“Between Homes: Western Disciplinary Education and Heteronormative Gender Roles in Michelle..."Fordham University, New York City19-3-2013
“Re-presenting Poverty: The Music of M.I.A. in Slumdog Millionaire” Film Studies Inaugural Lecture, Seattle University10-10-2012
“The Cooptation of Racism in the Rhetoric of ‘Marriage Equality’” Nassau Community College, State University of New York (SUNY)25-4-2012
“Queering the Art Museum: An Interdisciplinary Panel” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Seattle12-5-2012
“Queering Home: Neoliberal Nationalism and Diasporic Genealogies in Kureishi’s Sammy and Rosie"The Graduate Center, City University of New York19-03-2010
“Home, Identity, & Pedagogies of Belonging” University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth8-03-2008
“Counter-mapping America: Resistive Reading Practices in the Era of ‘Terror’ and Transnational Cap"Panjab University, Chandigarh12-03-2004
Books Authored

Digital Homes: Identity & Agency in Postmillennial India.  New Delhi and London: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group, 2018 (under contract). 

 

Migration from Garhwal: Gender & Home Economics in Rural North India.  Nalin Singh Negi, Dinesh K. Nauriyal, and Rahul K. Gairola.  Washington, DC: Lexington Books, 2017 (under contract).  

 

Homelandings: Postcolonial Diasporas & Transatlantic Belonging.  London & New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016.  

 

Revisiting India's Partition: Memory, Politics, & Culture.  Amritjit Singh, Nalini Iyer, and Rahul K. Gairola, Eds.  Washington, DC: Lexington Books/ New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2016.

 

Refereed Journal Papers

Edited journal issues

1.    Forthcoming: Digital Humanities and South Asian StudiesSouth Asian Review (SAR).  Co-edited with Roopika Risam.  Fall 2018.   

Peer-reviewed journal publications

  1. In progress: “Partitions of Subjectivity: Fraught Femininity and Masculinist Morality in Rabindranath Tagore’s The Home and the World”.  Publisher TBA.
  2. In progress:  “Tyger, Tiger: Animal Allegories of Empire in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Arvind Adiga’s The White Tiger.”  Ariel: A Review of International English Literature.  Fall 2017. 
  3. “X Marks the Spot: Rethinking the Limitations of Queer Eroticism in Postcolonial India.”  Special issue: South Asian Pornographies: Vernacular Formations of the Permissible and ObsceneJournal of Sexuality Studies (Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group).  Fall 2017. 
  4. “Bastardly Duppies and Dastardly Dykes: Queer Sexuality and the Supernatural in Michelle Cliff’s Abeng (1984) and Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night (1996).”  Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies.  Fall 2017.
  5. “Sounds Like Resistance: Digital Collaboration as a Politics of Desi People in the Soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire (2008).”  Digital Humanities in India special issue.  Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues.  Fall 2017.    
  6. “Exclusionary Education(s): An Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.”  Journal of Exclusion Studies 7.1 (February 2017). Special issue co-edited by Rashmi Gaur and Om Prakash.
  7. “Ambivalence & Security in the Anglo-American Empire: A Critical Dialogue with Homi K. Bhabha.”  Co-interviewed with Ashna Ali.  Journal of Narrative Theory 47.1: Winter 2017.
  8. “Limp Wrists, Inflammatory Punches: Violence, Masculinity, & Queer Sexuality in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy (1994).”  South Asian History & Culture 5.4 (Summer 2014).  Refereed.  Reprint: Mapping South Asian Masculinities: Men and Political Crises.  Chandrima Chakraborty, ed.  (New York: Routledge, 2015).
  9. “Engendering Cuisines: Food as a ‘Magico-Realist Agent’ in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (1980).”  JSL: Journal of the School of Language, Literature, & Culture Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University XVII (New Delhi, India: Winter 2014).  Refereed. 
  10. “White Skin, Red Masks: Queer Images from Physique Pictorial, 1957-67.  Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies 8.4 (Winter 2012).  Refereed.  http://liminalities.net/8-4/
  11. “Occupy Education: An Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.”  Politics and Culture (September 2012).  Refereed.  http://www.politicsandculture.org/2012/09/25/occupy-education-an-interview-with-gayatri-chakravorty-spivak/
  12. “A Critique of Thatcherism and Queering Home in Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987).”  South Asian Review: Journal of the South Asian Literary Association (SALA) 32.3: South Asian Diasporas special issue (December 2011).  Refereed.    
  13. “Capitalist Houses, Queer Homes: Sexuality & South Asian Diasporas in Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Launderette (1985).”  South Asian Popular Culture 7.1 (April 2009).  Refereed.  37-54.    
  14. “Deterritorialisations of Desire: Transgressive Sexuality as Filipino Anti-Imperialist Resistance in Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters.”  Philament 7 (December 2005): XXX special issue.  Refereed.  22-41.   http://sydney.edu.au/arts/publications/philament/issue7_pdf/GAIROLA_Deterritorialisat.pdf
  15. “Queering Orientalism: Sexual Otherness & Asian American Studies.”  Amerasia: Journal of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center 31.1 (Spring 2005): Orientalism & the Legacy of Edward Said special issue.  Invited.  27-31.
  16. “Filmic Negotiations between Postcoloniality and Queerness: An Interview with Nisha Ganatra.”  Journal of Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies 10.1 (Spring 2003): Postcolonial Queer Studies special issue.  Refereed.  226-238.
  17. “Burning With Shame: Desire and South Asian Patriarchy, from Gayatri Spivak’s ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ to Deepa Mehta’s Fire.”  Comparative Literature: Journal of the American Comparative Literature Association 54.5 (Fall 2002), 307-324.  Refereed.  Reprint:  Contemporary Literary Criticism 233 (Thomson Gale, 2007). 
  18. “Western Experiences: Education and 'Third World Women' in the Fictions of Meena Alexander and Tsitsi Dangarembga.”  Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies 4.2 (Spring 2000). http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/jouvert/v4i2/gairol.htm.  Refereed.

Peer-reviewed book chapters

  1. Forthcoming: “Towards a Strategy for Rural Literacy in Digital India.”  Contemporary Studies in Indian Literature and Culture.   Edited by Rashmi Gaur and Om Prakash.  Publisher TBA, 2018.
  2. Forthcoming: "Postcolonial Digital Humanities."  Routledge Handbook of Indian Transnationalism.  Edited by Ajaya K. Sahoo and Bandana Purkayastha.  New York: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. 
  3. “Conjugal Homes: Marriage Culture in Contemporary Novels of the Pakistani Diaspora.”  Co-authored with Elham Fatma. The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing: Origins, Contestations, New Horizons.  Edited by Aroosa Kanwal and Saiyma Aslam.  Abingdon, UK: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.       
  4. “Digital Closets: Postmillenial Representations of Queerness in Hansel Mehta’s Aligarh and Shakun Batra’s Kapoor & SonsQueering Digital Activisms, Intimacies & Subjectivities in India.  Edited by Rohit Dasgutpa and Debanuj Dasgupta.  Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
  5.   “Engendering Islam: Religio-Cultural Violence and Trauma in Qaisera Shahraz’s The Holy Woman (2001).”  Co-authored with Elham Fatma.  Trauma, Memory, and Healing in Asian Literature and Culture.  Edited by Sharanya Jayawickrama.  London: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.   
  6. “From Bombay Dost to Global Host: Mobile Imaginings of Cybergaysians in Contemporary, Queer India.”  Disrupting the Discourse: New Feminisms in South Asian Film, Literature, and Social Media.  Edited by Alka Kurian and Sonora Jha.  New York City: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
  7. "‘Caliban's Verses and Curses: The Dialect(ic)s of Subordination in Shakespeare's The Tempest from Text to Film.  Language, Identity, and Contemporary Society: Social, Cultural, and Theoretical Perspectives.  Edited by Rajesh Kumar and Om Prakash.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
  8. “A Manifesto for Postcolonial Queer Translation Studies.”  Feminist Translation Studies: Local and Transnational Perspectives.  Edited by Olga Castro and Emek Ergun.  New York City: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
  9. "A Partition without Borders: Diasporic Readings of Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day & Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan."  Crossing Borders: Essays on Literature, Culture, & Society.  Edited by Tapan Basu and Tasneem Shahnaaz.  Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2017.
  10. “Migrations in Absentia: Partition, Trauma, and Digital Marketing in the 21st Century.”  Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Politics, & Culture.  Edited by Amritjit Singh, Nalini Iyer, and Rahul K. Gairola.  Washington, DC: Lexington Books, 2016). 
  11. “Introduction: The Long Partition and Beyond.”  Co-authored with Amritjit Singh and Nalini Iyer.   Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Politics, & Culture.  Edited by Amritjit Singh, Nalini Iyer, and Rahul K. Gairola.  Washington, DC: Lexington Books, 2016). 
  12. “Re-Worlding the Oriental: Critical Perspectives on Madonna as Geisha.”  Madonna’s Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations (1983 – 2003).  Santiago Fouz-Hernandez & Freya Ivens-Jarmin, Eds. (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2004).  104-119.
  13. “The Kitchen as Liberatory Space: the Un-Gendering of Tita in Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate.”  Literature, Gender, Space.  Sonia Villegas-Lopez and Beatriz Dominguez-Garcia, Eds. (Huelva, Spain: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva, 2004).  115-124.

Reference source entries

  1. “What is Postcolonial Digital Humanities (#DHpoco)?”  With Roopika Risam and Radhika Gajjala.  salaam: the newsletter of the south asian literary association 38.1 (Summer 2014).  http://www.southasianliteraryassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/SALA-Newsletter-Summer-2014.pdf
  2. “Pankaj Mishra.”  South Asian Novelists in English: An A to Z Guide.  Jaina Sanga, Ed.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.  Invited.
  3. “Meena Alexander,” “Alterity,” and “Primitivism.”  Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies.  John Hawley, Ed.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.  Invited.

Reviews & miscellaneous

  1. Geeta Patel's Risky Bodies & Techno-Intimacy: Reflections on Sexuality, Media, Science, and Finance book review.  South Asian Review 38.2 (2017).
  2. "Indophobic Cashflows."  Jaggery: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal.  Spring 2017.  
  3. Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts book review.  South Asian Review 37.1 (2016). 
  4. “Like Father, Like Son: A Dialogue with Professor Kamal Verma & Ambassador Richard Verma.”  salaam: the newsletter of the south asian literary association 40.2 (Winter 2016).   http://www.southasianliteraryassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/SALA-Newsletter-Winter-2016.pdf
  5. “Portable India: A Vision of Responsible Literacy in Digital Democracy.”  With Dr. Arnab Datta.  The Advocate, City University of New York (October 7, 2015).  http://opencuny.org/gcadvocate/2015/10/07/portable-india-a-vision-of-responsible-literacy-in-digital-democracy/
  6. "Two Years Later: Catching up with Kshama Sawant."  Co-interviewed with Robert Franceschini.  salaam: the newsletter of the south asian literary association 39.1 (Summer 2015).      http://www.southasianliteraryassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/SALA-Newsletter-Summer-2015.pdf
  7. “Wikipedia Ohne Internet” (“Wikipedia Without Internet”).  Ich und die Technik (Technology and I) special issue, Kulturaustausch (Culture Exchange).  Institute for Foreign Relations, Government of Germany (April 2015).  https://media.ifa.de/Zeitschriften-und-Editionen/KULTURAUSTAUSCH/Ich-und-die-Technik.html
  8. “President Obama and Fellow Democrats Rock the UW.”  Seattle Gay News (October 29, 2010).   http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews38_44/page2.cfm
  9. “Bombay Dreaming and the Class Configurations of Home: A Review and Interview on Bombay Dreams.”  Popmatters.com (5 October 2006).  http://www.popmatters.com/feature/bombay-dreaming-and-the-class-configurations-of-home-a-review-and-interview/
  10. Jean Baudrillard’s PasswordsPopmatters.com (21 January 2004). http://www.popmatters.com/review/passwords-2003/
  11. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan’s The Scandal of the State: Women, Law, & Citizenship in Postcolonial India.  Co-authored with Sharleen Mondal.  South Asian Review 24.3 (2003).
  12. Salman Rushdie’s Step Across This Line, 1992 – 2002Popmatters.com (10 October 2002).   http://www.popmatters.com/review/fury/
  13. “Will & Grace: Watching with Ambivalence.”  Popmatters.com (16 September 2000).

http://www.popmatters.com/review/will-and-grace/

  1. Michael Eric Dyson's Material Witness: Race, Identity and the Politics of Gangsta Rap video review.  Literature & Psychology: a Journal of Psychoanalytic and Cultural Criticism 45.4 (1999). 
Miscellaneous
  • TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: How I today meditate on teaching has evolved from instruction at a number of institutions that was catalyzed by my graduate mentors many years ago at in Providence, USA. I began teaching as a 22-year-old Graduate Teaching Assistant at Rhode Island College. I eventually learned that teaching is intimately linked to research, and that research constitutively impacts effective teaching. Over time, this lesson has re-shaped my identities as an expat living in Northern India, a multilingual American citizen of South Asian origin, etc., and has encouraged me to shape the classroom into a democratic comfort zone, or "home," but one that is also rigorous and invested. For impeccable communications skills with respect to thinking, speaking, writing, and gestures help us to move towards greater understandings of others and, by extension, of ourselves in an age in which we are often our own greatest strangers.