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Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 Nishant ShahaniNishant Shahani

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Queer theory
  • LGBT and Gender Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Transnational Feminism
  • AIDS Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • Globalization
  • Postcolonial Theory

Selected Publications

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
Avery 319

Classes Taught

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