Asian American Studies

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Anantha Sudhakar, PhD


Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 426
Phone: 415-405-0713

2012    Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies


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

Exemplary Diversity Scholar, National Center for Institutional Diversity
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Asian American Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mellon Dissertation Seminar Fellowship, Rutgers University
Minority Affairs Fellowship, University of Washington
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

Selected Publications

“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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