Bhakti Shringarpure

Assistant Professor.
Editor-in-chief of Warscapes magazine.

Faculty for Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.
Affiliate Faculty for the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Asian and Asian-American Studies Institute.
Core faculty for graduate certificates in Digital Humanities and Media Studies and the Race, Ethnicity and Politics program.

Specialties: Postcolonial literature and theory (Anglophone and Francophone), gender and sexuality studies, digital humanities, culture studies, media, film, space and architecture.

Current Research
— Shringarpure’s book project Cold War Assemblages: Decolonization to Digital destabilizes existing Cold War genealogies by viewing the Cold War as a postcolonial phenomenon that emerged as the afterlife of European colonialism. The book explores impactful moments during the Cold War in order to establish that these set into motion several irreversible trajectories, which include embedding an episteme of violence within the decolonized Third World and facilitating intrinsically connected literary and academic interventions that have shaped literary canons and digital cultures today.

— “Africa and Digital Heterotopias” book project in research phase.

Selected Publications:
Imagine Africa, Volume 3 (Editor) The series is published by Island Position, the literary imprint of the Pirogue Collective in collaboration with Archipelago Books, New York. June 2017.

Literary Sudans: An Anthology of Fiction from the Sudan & South Sudan(Editor) Africa World Press, NJ. December 2016.

Kaveena. Co-translation of a novel by Boubacar Boris Diop. Global African Voices series at the Indiana University Press. March 2016.

Beasts of No Nation, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.” African Studies Review, 59(2), pp. 307–310. doi: 10.1017/asr.2016.68.