Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Research Areas: Transnational queer and feminist studies; postcolonial studies; Asian diaspora studies; visual art; performance
Gayatri Gopinath is an 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 studies, postcolonial studies, and diaspora studies, and is the author of two monographs: Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke UP, 2005), and Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke UP, 2018). She has published numerous essays on gender, sexuality, and diasporic cultural production in journals such as the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, GLQ, Social Text, and positions. She received her MA and PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and her BA in Latin American Studies at Wesleyan University.