Ania Loomba is the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research areas include early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture.
Her writings include Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (1989), Colonialism/ Postcolonialism (1998), and Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (2002). She has co-edited Post-colonial Shakespeares (1998), Postcolonial Studies and Beyond (2005), Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion (2007), and South Asian Feminisms (2012). She is series co-editor of Postcolonial Literary Studies (Edinburgh University Press). She has also produced a critical edition of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (Norton, 2011).
Her latest publications include Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies: Gender, Race and Sexuality (forthcoming in July 2016); essays on early modern global contact; on race and em- bodiment; as well as on caste and its implications for understanding racial philosophies. She is currently working on a book on le -wing women in India.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Literature and Cultural Theory program, Distinguished Professor Jane Gallop, and Women’s and Gender Studies.