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Jasbir Puar

Jasbir Puar is Associate Professor of Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University.  Her research interests include gender, sexuality, globalization; postcolonial and diaspora studies; South Asian cultural studies; and theories of assemblage and affect. She 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. Jasbir Puar has also authored numerous articles that appear in Gender, Place, and Culture, Social Text, Radical History Review, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her edited volumes include a special issue of GLQ titled, "Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization" and co-edited a volume of Society and Space titled "Sexuality and Space".

She is currently working on a new book on queer disability studies and theories of affect and assemblage. Her most recent publication from this project is "Prognosis Time: Towards a Geopolitics of Affect, Debility, and Capacity" in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory (vol 19, no.2, July 2009).

 A special issue of Social Text on "Interspecies," co-edited with Julie Livingston, is forthcoming in Spring 2011.

 Jasbir Puar is also a contributor to the Guardian, as well as Bully Bloggers ( and Oh! Industry (