The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

The Unit Team

Susan Koshy

Susan Koshy, Director

Office: 100B English
Office Phone: 333-2581
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm
                       Wednesdays 2-3pm
Email: skoshy@illinois.edu

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 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 serves on the Editorial Board of PMLA, American Literary History, and MELUS. She received her PhD in English from UCLA, and her B.A. and M.A. in English from Delhi University.


 

 

   

 

   Sarah Richter, Graduate Assistant

    Office: 100 English
    Office Phone: 333-2581
    Office Hours: Mondays 1-5pm
                           Tuesdays 9:30am-1:30pm
                           Wednesdays 1-5pm

    Email: unitra.sarah@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarah Richter is a PhD student in Art History concentrating in African and African diasporic photography. 


 

 

 

 

   Alyssa Bralower, Graduate Assistant

    Office: 100 English
    Office Phone: 333-2581
    Office Hours: Mondays 11am-3pm
                           Thursdays 9:30am-1:30pm
                           Fridays 9:30am-1:30pm
        
    Email: unitra.alyssa@gmail.com

 

 

Alyssa Bralower is a PhD student in Art History concentrating in modern and contemporary art and the history of photography.
 


Advisory Board

Trevor Birkenholtz (Geography & GIS)
Member 2017-2019

Eric Calderwood (Comparative & World Literature)
Member 2018-2020

Kristin Romberg (Art History)
Member 2016-2018

Sandra Ruiz (Latina/Latino Studies and English)
Member 2018-2020