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Jasbir Puar. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Jasbir Puar. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities

Jasbir Puar is a core faculty member in the department of Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, globalization; postcolonial and diaspora studies; South Asian cultural studies; and theories of assemblage and affect. She is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Professor Puar has also authored numerous articles that appear in Gender, Place, and Culture; Social Text; Radical History Review; Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography; and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her edited volumes include a special issue of GLQ entitled "Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization" and she co-edited a volume of Society and Space entitled "Sexuality and Space". She is currently working on a new book project focused on queer disability studies and theories of affect and assemblage. Her most recent publication from this project is "Prognosis Time: Towards a Geopolitics of Debility, Capacity, and Affect" in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Volume 19, Number 2, July 2009 , pp. 161-172. A special issue of Social Text on Interspecies that she co-edited with Julie Livingston, was released in Spring 2011. With Patricia Clough, she is co-editing a forthcoming special issue of WSQ on Viral. Professor Puar is also a contributor to The Guardian, Art India as well as Bully Bloggers and Oh! Industry.

In May 2012, she gave a lecture (Homonationalism Gone Viral: Discipline, Control, and the Affective Politics of  Sensation) and a workshop (CODA: THE COST OF GETTING BETTER. Suicide, Sensation, Switchpoints) at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.