Gayatri Gopinath

Gayatri Gopinath

Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University

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Gayatri Gopinath is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She works at the intersection of transnational feminist and queer studies, postcolonial studies, and diaspora studies, and is the author of Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke UP, 2005), and Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (forthcoming from Duke UP in November 2018). She has published numerous essays on gender, sexuality, and queer diasporic cultural production in journals such as Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, GLQ, Social Text, and positions.   

Recent articles and book chapters include: “Queer Visual Excavations: Akram Zaatari, Hashem El Madani, and the Reframing of History in South Lebanon,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 13:2 (July 2017); “Who’s Your Daddy? Queer Diasporic Reframings of the Region,” in The Sun Never Sets: South Asians in the Age of US Empire, eds. Vivek Bald et al (NYU Press, 2013); “Archive, Affect and the Everyday: Queer Diasporic Re-Visions” in Political Emotions, eds. Ann Cvetkovich et al (Routledge, 2010) and “Queer Regions: Locating Lesbians in Sancharram,” in The Blackwell Companion to LGBT Studies, edited by Molly McGarry and George Haggerty (Blackwell, 2007).