The Unit Team

Susan Koshy

Susan Koshy, Director

Office 100B English
Office Phone: 333-2581
Office Hours: Monday, 8:00-10:00 am
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 received her PhD in English from UCLA, and her B.A. and M.A. in English from Delhi University.


Ted Faust, Graduate Assistant

Office 100 English
Office Phone: 333-2581
Office Hours:
     Monday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
     Wednesday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
     Thursday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Email: unit.tedfaust@gmail.com

Ted Faust is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Communications Research at the College of Media.


Roman Friedman, Graduate Assistant

Office 100 English
Office Phone: 333-2581
Office Hours:
     Tuesday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
     Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Email: unitraroman@gmail.com

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


Advisory Board

Manisha Basu (English/Center for African Studies)
Member 2015-2017

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

Jonathan Xavier Inda (Latina-Latino Studies)
Member 2014-2017

Kristin Romberg (Art History)
Member 2016-2018