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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies faculty publications

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 …

Professor publishes on speech and empire

Dr. Nishant Shahani

Dr. Nishant Shahani’s essay “‘I have a Voice’: Speech, Silence, and the Rehabilitation of Empire” has been published online in Postcolonial Studies (Routledge: Taylor & Francis, July 2015). The print version comes out in the fall issue (Volume 18, Issue 2).

From the abstract: “This article grapples with the performativity of speech as a crucial site through which empire brings into being that which it names. I offer a critique of reading (and rehabilitating) empire as a mild and benign force in conjunction with the popularity of the film The King’s Speech (2010) which, I argue, … » More …