Department of Ethnic Studies
Faculty and Staff
Sridevi MenonTitle: Associate Professor
Office: 230 Shatzel Hall
Prof. Menon’s areas of specialization include diaspora and cultural studies, discourses of empire and nation, and ethnic/racial identity formation. Currently her research interests focus on the racial politics and welfare capitalism of company towns, ethnographic mediations of memory and history, and transnational sites of ethnic and historical remembering. She is the author of "Where is West Asia in Asian America?", ‘Asia’ and the Politics of Space in Asian America,” (Social Text 86; Spring 2006), "Reading with Edward Said: Representation and Other Disquieting Gestures," (Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 11, nos. 1-2; 2004), and "Disrupting Asian America: South Asian American Histories as Strategic Sites of Narration," in Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 31, no. 3). Prof. Menon is currently working on an ethnographic study of Indians who migrated to Borneo in the 1940s-60s to work for Shell Petroleum Company.
Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.