Professor of English/Director of American Culture & Difference Minor
Courses taught in Spring 2013
M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University
Postcolonial Literature and Theory
The New India: Citizenship, Subjectivity, and Economic Liberalization. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
“The Limits of Liberatory Pedagogy: Reevaluating Postmodern Resistance and Border Pedagogy.” Postcolonialism and Education. Ed. Derek Mulenga. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.
"Deflecting Crisis: Critiquing Capitalism’s Emancipation Narrative." Cultural Logic 2010
"Interrogating the New: Globalization, Endless War, and Postcolonial Theory." Cultural Critique. 62 (Spring 2006): 126-62.
"Transnational Transgression: Reading Mira Nair's Kama Sutra and Deepa Mehta's Fire in a Global Economy," South Asian Review 24.1 (Summer 2003): 180-201.
"It's All Within Your Reach: Nationalisms in the Age of the Global Economy," Cultural Logic, November 2002. Reprinted in Freeindiamedia.com.
"Postcolonial Longings." Modern Fiction Studies. 46.2 (Summer 2000): 496-500.
"Afrocentric Voices: Constructing Identities, (Dis)placing Difference." Race-ing Representation: Voice, History, and Sexuality, eds., Kostas and Linda Myrsiades. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998: 21-54.
"Theoretical Confrontations in the Study of Postcolonial Literatures." Post-Colonial Literatures in English: General, Theoretical and Comparative 1970-1993, eds. Alan Lawson et al. New York: G.K. Hall, 1997: 78-84.
"Revisioning History: Shashi Tharoor's The Great Indian Novel." World Literature Today. Special Issue on Postmodernism/Postcolonialism. Winter 1995: 41-48.
“Revolution and the ‘Hidden Abode of Production.’” Institute on Culture and Society, University of Illinois, Chicago, June 2011.
"Reform and Revolution: A Dialectical Intervention." Left Forum. Pace University, New York, March, 2010.
"Reassessing Primitive Accumulation in the Age of Dispossession.” Institute on Culture and Society, Portland State University, June 2009.
"Global Internationalism and the Cultures of Uneven Development: Reading the Bamako Appeal." Conference on Global Languages, Local Cultures. Cambridge, Harvard University, March, 2009.
"Tracing the Neoliberal Subject: Citizenship in the New India. Center for South Asian Studies, UW, Madison, October, 2007.
"Reading Literary Cosmopolitanism in the Age of the New Imperialism." American Comparative Literature Association. Puebla, Mexico, April 2007.
"New Imperialism: Globalization and Capitalist Accumulation." Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C., December 2005.
"Who Will Build My Taj Mahal: Urban Displacement and Liberalization in Calcutta." Center for South Asian Studies, UW, Madison, October, 2005.
"Imperialism, Race, and the Politics of Oil." Left Forum. CUNY, New York, April 2005.
"Postcolonial Theory and Globalization," Invited Talk, University of Glasgow, February 2004.
"Cultural Theory and Globalization in the Age of Endless War," Conference on "Marxism and the World Stage," University of Massachusetts, Amherst, November, 2003.
"Postcolonial Theory in the Age of Uneven Development," University of California, Davis, Summer 2003.
"Interstitial Anxiety: Translating Class, Altering Hospitality," Conference on "Translating Class, Altering Hospitality," University of Leeds, United Kingdom, June 2002.
"Djibril Diop Mambety's Hyenas: Storytelling in the Age of the World Bank," Institute on Culture and Society, Chicago, June 2001.
"Transformative Politics and Revolutionary Crisis in C.L.R. James' The Black Jacobins." Conference on "Defining Colonies." National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, June 17, 1999.