Professor and Chair


  • Position:

    • Professor and Chair
  • Department:

    • Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies & Gender Research
  • Education:

    • Dual Degree Ph.D. from the Departments of Political Science and Women's Studies at Penn State


Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee's research interests include feminist and queer theory, transnational gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial theory, animal studies, and visual politics. She has published in journals such as Feminist Studies, Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Gender, Place, and Culture, PS: Political Science and Politics, Studies in South Asian Film and Media, and Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. She is currently working on a book about postcolonial theory and some of its queer and spectral manifestations as seen in a politics of play. Her recent publications include a co-edited volume titled Meat! A Transnational Analysis, with Banu Subramaniam, from Duke University Press 2021.