Ritty Lukose, Associate Professor

Chair, SouthAsia NYU

Ritty Lukose’s teaching and research interests explore politics, culture, gender, globalization, and nation within the context of colonial, postcolonial, and diasporic modernities, especially as they impact South Asia. With a background in anthropology, she is particularly interested in the relationship between politics and culture within the context of western, global and non-Western feminisms. Professor Lukose’s research has been funded by the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Fulbright Program, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Academy of Education, and she has published several book chapters and articles on this research in journals such as Cultural Anthropology, Social History, Social Analysis, and Anthropology and Education Quarterly. Her book, Liberalization’s Children: Gender, Youth and Consumer Citizenship in India, was published by Duke University Press (2009) and co-published in India by Orient Blackswan in 2010. A forthcoming co-edited book, South Asian Feminisms: Contemporary Interventions, is forthcoming from Duke University Press (2012) and Zubaan, a leading feminist press in India. She teaches courses on globalization, India/South Asia, nationalism and colonialism, diasporic studies, gender and feminism, and ethnography.