Gender, Sexuality, and Cultures of Terror: Hinduism and Heteronormativity in India since 9/11
4 pm | WLH 309
Shefali Chandra, Washington University in St. Louis
Shefali Chandra is Associate Professor of History, International & Area Studies, Women Gender & Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The Sexual Life of English: Languages of Caste and Desire in Colonial India (Duke, 2012), where she traces the process by which English became an Indian language, a history that reveals the generative role of sexuality in crafting new and tensile relationships between English and upper-caste formations. Shefali is currently working on a second book-length project that examines the feminization of India and its role in the Cold War.