Anjali R Arondekar
|Department||Feminist Studies Department|
|Affiliations||South Asia Studies, |
Queer and Sexualities Studies
|Web Site||Faculty Web Page|
|Office||336 Humanities Bldg. 1|
|Office Hours||Winter 2014: Tuesdays 4-5:30pm|
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Anjali Arondekar is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research engages the poetics and politics of sexuality, colonialism and historiography, with a focus on South Asia. She is the author of For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India (Duke University Press, 2009, Orient Blackswan, India, 2010), winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Award for best book in lesbian, gay, or queer studies in literature and cultural studies, Modern Language Association (MLA), 2010. Her current book project, Abundance: On Sexuality and Historiography, grows out of her interest in the figurations of sexuality, ethics and collectivity in colonial British and Portuguese India.
Biography, Education and Training
Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., College Scholar, Cornell University
Honors, Awards and Grants
For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009
Winner of the 2010 Alan Bray Memorial Book Award for best book in lesbian, gay, or queer studies in literature and cultural studies from the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association.
- "For the Record:..." Winner of the 2010 Alan Bray Memorial Book Award for best book in lesbian, gay, or queer studies in literature and cultural studies from the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association.
- For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009
- Guest Co- Editor with Cannon Schmitt and Nancy Henry, “Victorian Investments,” Special Issue, Victorian Studies, Vol. 45: 1, Autumn 2002
- Articles in Professional Journals:
- “In the Absence of Reliable Ghosts: Sexuality, Historiography, South Asia,” Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 25:3, 2015, 98-121
- “The Object as Usual,” Feminist Formations, Vol. 25:3, Winter 2013, 143-48
- "Border/Line Sex: Queer Postcolonialities or How Race Matters outside the U.S.," Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 7 (2): 2005, 235-249.
- "Without a Trace: Sexuality and the Colonial Archive," Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 14: 1-2, Winter/Spring 2005, 10-27.
- "Geopolitics Alert!" GLQ, 10(2), 2004, 236-40.
- Co-Author with Cannon Schmitt and Nancy Henry, "Victorian Investments," Special Issue, Victorian Studies, Vol. 45:1, Autumn 2002, 7-16
- “’Too Fatally Present’: The Crisis of Anglo-Indian Literature,” Colby Quarterly, Volume 37: 2, June 2001, 145-163
- "Reading (Other)Wise: Transgressing the Rhetoric of Colonization," Symploke, Vol. 1 (Summer 1993): 177-94
Chapters in Books:
- "Subject to Sex: A Small History of the Gomantak Maratha Samaj" in Ania Loomba and Ritty Lukose, eds. South Asian Feminisms, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2012) 244-266.
- “Time’s Corpus: On Temporality, Sexuality and the Indian Penal Code” in Jarrod Hayes, William Spurlin, eds. Comparatively Queer: Crossing Times, Crossing Cultures (New York: Palgrave, 2010), 143-156
- “Pornography and Its Dis/Contents: A Roundtable Discussion with Anjali Arondekar, Richard Fung and Sylvia Chong” in Gina Masequesmay and Sean Metzger, eds. Embodying Asian/American Sexualities (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009) 29-41.
- "Lingering Pleasures, Perverted Texts: Reading Colonial Desire in Kipling’s Anglo-India Fiction” in Richard Ruppel, ed. Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003) 65-89
- Review/ Review Essays:
- “The Cult of Masculinity,” Review Essay, The Book Review, Vol. XXXVI: 6, June 2012, 23
- “Loitering as a Feminist Right,” Review Essay, Biblio: A Review of Books, March-April 2012, 28
- "The Voyage Out: Transacting Sex under Globalization," Feminist Studies , Vol. 33: 2, Summer 2007, 299-311.
- "Entangled Histories," Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Vol. 41:31, August 5, 2006, 3409-3411.
- “Bodies That Matter: Middle-Class Women and India,” Book Review, Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 60:1, February 2001, 270-71
- "The Problem of Strategy: How to Read Race, Class and Gender in the Colonial Context," Review Essay, Postmodern Culture, Summer 1996
Courses Taught80F. Feminisms of/and the Global South
100. Feminist Theories
145. Racial and Gender Formations in the U.S.
194E. History of Sexuality
194M. Empire and Sexuality
201. Topics in Feminist Methodologies
207. Topics in Queer/Race Studies
232. Topics in Postcolonial Studies