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Sanjay Srivastava in Conversation with Jisha Menon | Consumerism, Sexuality and Masculinity in Contemporary India

May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Women's Community Center Lounge

Free and Open to the public

Sanjay Srivastava is Director, MS Merian- R. Tagore International Centre for Advanced Studies and Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology, and Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University North Campus. His key publications include Constructing Post-colonial India: National Character and the Doon School (Routledge, 1998), Passionate Modernity: Sexuality, Class and Consumption in India (Routledge, 2007) and Entangled Urbanism. Slum, Gated Community and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon (OUP, 2014). He has edited and contributed to Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes, Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia (Sage, 2004) and Sexuality Studies (OUP, 2013). He is the co-author (with David Birch and Tony Schirato) of Asia: Cultural Politics in the Global Age (Palgrave, 2001).

Jisha Menon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. She teaches courses at the intersection of postcolonial theory and performance studies. She received her M.A. in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and her Ph.D in Drama from Stanford University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of religion and secularity, gender and nationalism, cosmopolitanism and globalization. She has published essays on the Indian partition, diasporic feminist theatre, political violence in South Asia, transnational queer theory, and neoliberal urbanism. She is co-editor, with Patrick Anderson, of a volume of essays, Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict (Palgrave-Macmillan Press, 2009) that explores the coimbrication of violence, performance, and modernity in a variety of geopolitical spaces. Her book, Performance of Nationalism: India, Pakistan and the Memory of Partition (Cambridge UP, 2013), considers the affective and performative dimensions of nation-making. 

Event Sponsor: 
Center for South Asia
Contact Email: 
kgoulet@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-723-0096