College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Nishant ShahaniNishant Shahani

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida

Curriculum vitae

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Queer theory
  • LGBT studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Globalization
  • Critical pedagogy
  • 20th-century American literature
  • Film studies
  • Popular culture

Selected Publications

  • "Section 377 and the 'Trouble with Statism': Legal Intervention and Queer Performativity in Contemporary India" (Forthcoming in Genders, Volume 49, Fall 2009).
  • "The Politics of Queer Time: Reparative Returns to the Primal Scene of American Studies," Modern Fiction Studies (Volume 54, Number 4, Winter 2008, Pgs 791-814.)
  • "Feminism in India and Queer Theory: Reversing Epistemological Frames," Indiscretions: At the Intersection of Postcolonial and Queer Theory, Editor: Murat Ayedemir, Publisher: Rodopi (Forthcoming, Spring 2009)
  • "Pedagogical Practices and the Reparative Performance of Failure, or, What does [Queer] Knowledge do? JAC, Vol 25, Number 1, Pgs185-207, 2006.
  • "Resisting Mundane Violence: Feminism and Queer Identity in Post-colonial India," Michigan Journal of Feminist Studies, 17, Pgs 27-46 2003.
Encyclopedia Entries
  • Entries on "The Gay Novel," "The Aids Quilt," and "Mark Merlis" in Contemporary LGBTQ Literature, edited by Emmanuel Nelson, Greenwood Press. (forthcoming)
Book Review
  • "After the Fire: Is India still Burning?" Book Review of The Phobic and the Erotic: The Politics of Sexuality in Contemporary India edited by Bose and Bhattacharyya. GLQ, Volume 15, Number 1, 2009. Pgs 180-182.

Contact Dr. Shahani
Wilson-Short Hall 10E

Fall 2014 Office Hours

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and by appointment

Course Materials

Fall 2014
Past Courses


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