Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

Biography

Rajeswari Sunder Rajan was until recently Global Distinguished Professor, Department of English, New York University.  She is the author of Real and Imagined WomenGender Culture and Postcolonialism  (1993), and The Scandal of the State: Women, Law, and Citizenship in Postcolonial India (2003).  Recent publications include the jointly edited volumes, Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World (2017), and Postcolonial Print Cultures (forthcoming).  She is currently finishing up a book on the late- twentieth century Indian novel in English, provisionally titled National Belonging: The Anglophone Novel in India after Midnight’s Children.   

Rajeswari Sunder Rajan is the Sara H. Schaffner Visiting Professor (Spring 2022).

 

Upcoming Lectures

Schaffner Visiting Professor Lectures

Tuesday, April 19th (2022)
"'Whiteness Envy': Postcolonial Rivalry, Nation and Gender"

Franke Institute for the Humanities
Joseph Regenstein Library (Rm. 118)
5:00pm

Tuesday, April 26th (2022)
"Inheriting the Nation: Fathers, Sons (and Daughters), and the Anxiety of Influence" 

Franke Institute for the Humanities
Joseph Regenstein Library (Rm. 118)
5:00pm

NOTE:  These lectures are being planned as in-person/ hybrid events. Details/procedures concerning registration for these events will be available closer to the events.

These lectures are being co-sponsored/organized by the Nicholson Center for British Studies and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, with support from the Sarah H. Schaffner Visiting Professorship fund (Provost's Office).