Anjali R Arondekar

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentFeminist Studies Department
AffiliationsSouth Asia Studies,
Literature Department,
Queer and Sexualities Studies
Phone831-459-4748 (office)
Email
FAX831-459-1925
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Office HoursWinter 2014: Tuesdays 4-5:30pm
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Research Interests

Anjali Arondekar is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research engages the poetics and politics of sexuality, geopolitics and historiography. Her first book For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India (Duke University Press, 2009) considers the following questions: Why does sexuality (still) seek its truth in the historical archive? What are the spatial and temporal logics that compel such a return? And conversely, what kind of "archive" does such a recuperative hermeneutics produce? Her second book-project, Lyrical Summonings: Sexuality, Historiography, South Asia, 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.
http://dukeupress.typepad.com/dukeupresslog/2011/01/duke-university-press-award-winners-at-mla.html

Selected Publications

"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

Edited Collections:

Guest Co- Editor with Cannon Schmitt and Nancy Henry, “Victorian Investments,” Special Issue, Victorian Studies, Vol. 45: 1, Autumn 2002

Articles in Professional Journals:

"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

INTERVIEWS:

The Navhind Times: Goa needs much more work in the areas of gender and sexuality: Anjali Arondekar

Courses Taught

80F. 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