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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Women’s Studies

Recent publication from Dr. Shahani

Dr. Nishant Shahani‘s essay “Patently Queer: Late Effects and the Sexual Economies of India” was published in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (2017, Duke University Press) 23(2), Pg. 195-220.


In 1998 the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis filed a writ petition against the Indian government to prevent local drug manufacturers from producing generic HIV and cancer medications. Rather than framing queer politics in India as a matter of state-sanctioned citizenship in which queers rally for legal rights, “Patently Queer: Late Effects and the Sexual Economies of India” considers this case of Novartis AG v. Union of India as a … » More …

Dr. Gordillo awarded fellowship

Dr. Luz María Gordillo was awarded a 2016–2017 Library Resident Research Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society. This short-term residential fellowship supports scholarly research in the collections of the APS, a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.

Drs. King, Thoma named Fulbright Scholars

Dr. C. Richard King, professor in CCGRS, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award for his project “The Cultural Politics of Difference: Articulating Race, Culture, and Nation in Contemporary Austria.” The fellowship will be hosted by the Karl Franzens University Graz, where he will teach two courses in cultural studies and begin a new research project on ethnic, racial, and religious difference in light of the recent wave of refugees and ongoing concerns about terror and security.

Dr. Pamela Thoma, associate professor in CCGRS, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award for her project “Gender and Citizenship in Asian American Literature and Culture.” The fellowship … » More …

Alum’s book focuses on transgender experiences

Congratulations to Jackson Shultz (B.A. ’10, women’s studies), whose book Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities has been published by Dartmouth College Press.

“Made up almost exclusively of the words of 34 informants, the six chapters of Shultz’s eye-opening survey constitute not so much an oral history as a state-of-society report, highly critical but hardly despondent, on how America is treating those who have transitioned from one sex and/or gender to the other.” —Booklist

“This is the book that we’ve been waiting for. . . . This deeply human title deserves a broad general and academic audience.” —Library Journal