Jasbir Puar

Jasbir Puar—The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability

Jasbir Puar3/14/2018
Gibson Hall 296

Prof. Puar’s luncheon research talk will be based on her recent book, The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017, Duke University Press).  The introduction to the book is available here.

Jasbir Puar, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999. Puar is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Her edited volumes include “Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization” (GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies); and co-edited volumes on “Sexuality and Space” (Society and Space); “Interspecies” (Social Text); “Viral” (Women’s Studies Quarterly). Her articles have been published in many venues, including Gender, Place, and Culture; Radical History Review; Socialist Review; Feminist Studies, and Signs. She also writes for the popular press, including The Guardian, Huffington Post, Art India among others. Her work has been translated into Polish, French, German, Croatian, Swedish, and Danish. Her research has been funded by the Edward Said Chair at the American University of Beirut, a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, the Ford Foundation, and the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, among others.