Asian American Studies

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Anantha Sudhakar, PhD

SUDHAKAR Anantha

Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 426
Phone: 415-405-0713
Email: sudhakar@sfsu.edu

2012    Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies

Education

PhD     Rutgers University, English
MA     University of Washington, English
BA      University of Virginia, English and Women’s Studies


Research Interests

South Asian American literature and culture; diaspora and transnationalism; social justice and arts activism; gender studies and queer theory


Courses Taught

211 Contemporary Asian Americans
216 Introduction to Asian American Literature
218 Asian American Culture
540 South Asians in the United States
581 Asian American Women
822 Seminar: Asian American Literature and Arts


Honors, Awards, and Grants

2012
Exemplary Diversity Scholar, National Center for Institutional Diversity
2011
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Asian American Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2008
Mellon Dissertation Seminar Fellowship, Rutgers University
2000
Minority Affairs Fellowship, University of Washington
1998
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation


Current Community Involvement

SAMAR: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection, Editorial Collective
South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (Board of Directors 2008-10, Co-chair 2010-11)
Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Public Programs Director (2000-03)


Current Campus Service

Pakistani Student Association, Faculty Advisor
University Graduate Council


Selected Publications

2012
“Long-Distance Radicalism: In Conversation with SAMAR’s Virtual Editorial Collective.” SAMAR: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection (June 2012). Online.

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