S.S. Sandhu, Associate Professor of English, Social and Cultural Analysis

D.Phil 1998 (English Literature), Oxford; M.A. 1994, (English Literature) Warwick; M.A. 1993 (English Literature), Oxford.

  • Office Address: 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor New York, New York (US) 10003
  • Office Hours: Spring 2015: By Appointment only
  • Email: ss162@nyu.edu
  • Phone: (212) 998-3692
  • Fax: (212) 995-4019

S.S. Sandhu is the author of Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night (winner of 2008 DH Lawrence International Prize For Travel Writing). He makes radio documentaries for the BBC, runs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University, and is a film critic (he was named Critic of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2005). His writings have appeared in a number of publications including the London Review of Books, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Du, The Wire, Sight and Sound, Bidoun, Gastronomica,The Australian, Modernism/ Modernity, New York, The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement.

Areas of Research/Interest
Toil; avant pulp; Asiatica; off-kilter Englishness; artists’ books; topographics; listening; the cinematical; migrant aesthetics; poetics and sociology of sport; Sweden.

Editor, The Twilight Language of Nigel Kneale (Texte und Tőne, 2012)

Editor, Leaving The Factory: Wang Bing’s ‘Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks’ (Texte und Tőne, 2009)

Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night (Verso, 2007)

I’ll Get My Coat (Book Works, 2005)

Editor, Wasafiri journal, ‘Global Cinema’ special issue (2004)

London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined A City (HarperCollins, 2003)

Editor, Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation. Writings in the British Romantic Period, vol.1 (Pickering and Chatto, 1999)

Ignatius Sancho. An African Man of Letters (National Portrait Gallery, 1997)