Deepti Misri

Featured Publications

“Queer Resolutions: 9/11 and Muslim Masculinities in New York.”
South Asian Popular Culture
Volume 11, Issue 2, 2013.

“Against Castration: Himika Bhattacharya and Deepti Misri”

“The Violence of Memory: Renarrating Partition Violence in What the Body Remembers.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism.
Vol. 11, No. 1, 2011

“‘Are you a Man?’: Performing Naked Protest in India.”  Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Spring 2011.

States of Trauma (Book Cover)

“‘A Family’s Shame Made Flesh’: Violence and the Body in Salman Rushdie’s Shame.” States of Trauma: Gender and Violence in South Asia. Eds. Piya Chatterjee, Manali Desai and Parama Roy. New Delhi: Zubaan Books. 2009.

Selected Awards

Fellow at The Center For Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2009-10.

Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellow, 2007-2008.

Deepti  Misri

Deepti Misri, Associate Professor
Office: Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage Room 208
Telephone: 303-492-0845


Dr. Deepti Misri joined our faculty in fall 2008, after completing her PhD in English and a graduate minor in gender and women’s studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her areas of interest span transnational feminist studies, feminist theory and criticism, South Asian fiction and cinema, and postcolonial studies. She has taught courses on feminist theory, women in Islam, and gender and violence. Her project, Reading Violence, focuses on the relation between gender, violence, and representation in South Asian literary and cultural discourse.

Now available from University of Illinois Press:

Beyond Partition:
Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India

For more information, see Beyond Partition at University of Illinois Press

A South Asian edition of the book has also been recently released; learn more at

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