The Unit office is closed for summer 2018. Please check back in fall 2019 for office hours.  If you need immediate assistance, please email Susan Koshy, Director of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

The Unit Team

Susan Koshy

Susan Koshy, Director

Office 100B English
Office Phone: 333-2581
Office Hours: The Unit Office is closed for summer 2018, please check back in fall 2019 for office hours.
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.

 

 

 Roman Friedman, Graduate Assistant

  Office 100 English
  Office Phone: 333-2581
  Office Hours: 
  The Unit Office is closed for summer 2018, please check back in fall 2019 for office hours.
  Email: unitraroman@gmail.com

 

Roman Friedman is a PhD candidate in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership (EPOL) at the College of Education.

 

 

 

 

 Alyssa Bralower, Graduate Assistant

  Office 100 English
  Office Phone: 333-2581
  Office Hours: 
  The Unit Office is closed for summer 2018, please check back in fall 2019 for office hours.
  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 at the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
 


Advisory Board

Trevor Birkenholtz (Geography & GIS)
Member 2017-2019

Justine Murison (English)
Member 2017-2019

Jessica Greenberg (Anthropology/Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies/LAS Global Studies)
Member 2016-2018

Kristin Romberg (Art History)
Member 2016-2018