Ph.D., University of Florida
Research and Teaching Interests
- Queer theory
- LGBT and Gender Studies
- Critical Race Theory
- Transnational Feminism
- AIDS Studies
- Medical Humanities
- Postcolonial Theory
- Pink Revolutions: Hindutva, Globalization, and Queer Triangles in Contemporary India (Forthcoming, Summer 2021)
- AIDS and the Distribution of Crises (co-editor)
- Queer Retrosexualities: The Politics of Reparative Return
Selected Articles / Book Chapters
- “Queer Intimacy During Seditious Times: Revisiting the Case of Ramchandra Siras,”South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal: Special Issue on Gender and Sedition, edited by Svati Shah, (online) Vol 20, 2019.
- “Patently Queer: Late Effects and the Sexual Economies of India” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Duke University Press, 23 (2), Pgs. 195-220, 2017.
- “How to Survive the Whitewashing of AIDS: Global Pasts, Transnational Futures,” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, Michigan State University Press, 3.1, Pgs. 1-33, Spring 2016.
- “‘I Have a Voice’: Speech, Silence, and the Rehabilitation of Empire,” Postcolonial Studies, Taylor and Francis, Volume 18, Issue 1, Pgs 67-84, 2015.
- “Between Light and Nowhere’: The Queer Politics of Nostalgia,” Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 46. Issue 6, Pgs. 1217-1230, 2014.
- “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.
- “Section 377 and the “Trouble with Statism”: Legal Intervention and Queer Performativity in Contemporary India, Genders, University of Colorado Press, Issue 50 (online), 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.
Contact Dr. Shahani
Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Critical Frameworks in Gender Studies; Sex, Race, Reproduction, and Global Health; LGBT/Queer Literature; Theoretical Issues in Queer Studies; Histories of Sexuality
Globalization and Sexual Citizenship; Queer Theory and Politics; Queer Intersectionalities