Ph.D., University of Florida
Research and Teaching Interests
- Queer theory
- LGBT studies
- Postcolonial studies
- Critical pedagogy
- 20th-century American literature
- Film studies
- Popular culture
- Queer Retrosexualities: The Politics of Reparative Return, Lehigh University Press: Bethlehem, January 2012.
- "'Between Light and Nowhere': The Queer Politics of Nostalgia," Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 46, Issue 6, Pgs. 1217–1230, 2014.
- "The Future is Queer Stuff: Critical Utopianism in Queer Theory," Humanities Review, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Duke University Press, Vol. 19, Issue 4, Pgs. 545–558, 2013.
- "Getting Off (on) the Shortbus: The Politics of Hypothetical Queer History," New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, Vol. 10, Issue 2–3, Pgs. 101–114, 2013.
- "'If not this, what?' Time out of Joint and the Politics of Queer Utopia," Extrapolation, Spring 53.1, University of Liverpool Press, Pgs. 83–108, 2012.
- "Section 377 and the 'Trouble with Statism': Legal Intervention and Queer Performativity in Contemporary India," Genders (online), Issue 50, Fall 2009.
- "The Politics of Queer Time: Reparative Returns to the Primal Scene of American Studies," Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 54, Number 4, John Hopkins University Press, Pgs. 791–814, Winter 2008.
- "Pedagogical Practices and the Reparative Performance of Failure, or, What does [Queer] Knowledge Do?" JAC, Vol. 25, Number 1, Pgs. 185–207, 2005.
- "Resisting Mundane Violence: Feminism and Queer Identity in Postcolonial India," Michigan Journal of Feminist Studies, 17, Pgs. 27–46, 2003.
- "Feminism in India and Queer Theory: Reversing Epistemological Frames," Indiscretions: At the Intersection of Postcolonial and Queer Theory, Editor: Murat Ayedemir, Publisher: Rodopi Press, Pgs. 225–241, 2011.
- "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, No. 1, Pgs. 180–182, 2009.
- "The Gay Novel," "The AIDS Quilt," and "Mark Merlis" in Contemporary LGBTQ Literature, edited by Emmanuel Nelson, Greenwood Press, 2009.
Contact Dr. Shahani
Wilson-Short Hall 10E
Spring 2015 Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15–1:15 p.m., and by appointment