Affiliated Faculty


Geeta Patel is a Professor at the University of Virginia, with three degrees in science and a doctorate from Columbia University, NY in inter-disciplinary South Asian Studies (in Sanskrit and Urdu). She has published widely in both academic and popular venues on the collusive conundrums posed by bringing gender, nation, sexuality, finance, science, media, capital, and aesthetics together, and translated lyric and prose from Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi and Braj.


Karlin Luedtke is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality and Association Dean for the International Residential College. She also serves as the Director of Student Academic Support and the Transition Program Program and she coordinates academic support programs and services for students in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Luedtke’s areas of research include the  sociology of gender and sociology of mass communications, popular culture, classical social theory, and feminist theory.


Selected Publications

Embodying American Slavery in Contemporary Culture, University of Illinois Press, 2008

“Academic Mothers and their Feminist Daughters: A Remix” African American Review 40(2006): 35-38.

“Working Moms in Their Own Words” Black Issues in Higher Education, March 28, 2002.


Selected Publications

The Interethnic Imagination: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction, Oxford University Press, 2009

The Daughter’s Return: African-American and Caribbean Women's Fictions of History, Oxford University Press, 2001


Selected Publication

Sissy Insurgencies: A Racial Anatomy of Unfit Manliness (Duke UP), Forthcoming

Manning the Race, New York University Press, 2004

The Contours of Masculine Desire, Oxford University Press, 1989



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