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Inderpal Grewal

Professor Emeritus, Yale University
HRLI Grantee

Inderpal Grewal is a professor emeritus of the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She is one of the founders of the field of transnational feminist studies and is known for her work on transnational feminism, cultural theory, and feminist theory as well as colonialism, empire, and their cultures. She is the author of Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire, and the Cultures of Travel (Duke University Press, 1996), Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms (Duke University Press, 2005), and Saving the Security State: Exceptional Citizens in Twenty-First-Century America (Duke University Press, 2017). With Caren Kaplan, she has written and edited An Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World (McGraw-Hill 2001, 2005) and Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices (University of Minnesota Press, 1994). With Victoria Bernal, she edited Theorizing NGOs: States, Feminism and Neoliberalism (Duke University Press, 2014). She is one of the editors of the Duke University Press book series Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies.

Featured Work: “Security from the South: Postcolonial and Imperial Entanglements”; “Security Regimes: Transnational and Imperial Entanglements”; “The Security State and Securitizing Patriarchies in Postcolonial India“; “Slow Violence in Post-1984 Punjab: Remembering, Forgetting and Refusals“; “Sedition, Securitization, Sexuality: A Conversation between Rohit De and Inderpal Grewal

Upcoming Projects: Dr. Grewal’s ongoing publications and projects include essays on feminist theory and on the visual culture of gender, religion, violence and counterinsurgency in India and a book project on the memoirs of bureaucrats in postcolonial India.