Susan Koshy

Office 100B English
Office Phone: 333-2581

Susan Koshy is Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies, and an affiliate faculty in the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. She is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research on race, gender, sexuality, and diaspora is part of a larger theoretical interest in modernity, (neo)colonialism, and globalization. Her research is situated at the intersection of area studies, postcolonial studies, and ethnic studies and interrogates the boundaries of these fields. She serves on the Editorial Board of American Literary History, MELUS, and Journal of Media Watch. She is a member of the Social Sciences Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Committee. She has also served on the selection committee for the National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship; on the book awards and program committees for the Association for Asian American Studies; and on the book awards committee for the American Studies Association. She has also served as a grant reviewer with the Austrian Science Fund; the Netherlands Foundation for Science for Global Development (WOTRO); and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is currently a member of the Program Advisory Council for the Certificate in Diaspora, Transnationalism, and Global Cities at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

She is the author of Sexual Naturalization: Asian Americans and Miscegenation (Stanford UP, 2004), which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award. She is also the co-editor of a multi-disciplinary anthology, Transnational South Asians: The Making of a Neo-Diaspora (Oxford UP, 2008). She has published over twenty articles and book chapters on transnational feminism, citizenship, immigration, Asian American literature, postcolonial literature, cosmopolitanism, comparative racialization, globalization, sex trafficking and international law, miscegenation, and human rights. Her articles have appeared in PMLA, American Literary History, Yale Journal of Criticism, Boundary 2, Differences, Diaspora, Social Text, and Transition. She received her PhD in English from UCLA, and her B.A. and M.A. in English from Delhi University.