Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee

Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee is Associate Professor and Director of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University.  She earned her dual degree Ph.D. from the Departments of Political Science and Women's Studies at Penn State.

Her research interests include feminist and queer theory, transnational gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial theory, animal studies, and visual politics. She has published in journals such as Feminist Studies, Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Gender, Place, and Culture, PS: Political Science and Politics, Studies in South Asian Film and Media, and Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. She is currently working on a book about postcolonial theory and some of its queer and spectral manifestations as seen in a politics of play. Her recent publications include a co-edited volume titled Meat! A Transnational Analysis, with Banu Subramaniam, from Duke University Press 2021. 

Dr. Chatterjee  was recently awarded the Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Excellence in Teaching Award in Spring 2021.

Recent 2021-2022 Faculty Publications: 

Chatterjee, Sushmita, Deboleena Roy, and Banu Subramaniam.  “Specters of Biological Politics” In Markets in Reproduction, edited by Amrita Pande. Manchester University Press. May 2022.  

Chatterjee, Sushmita and Kiran Asher. “Animal Sightings and Citings under Covid Capitalism: Beyond Liberal Sentimentalism,” special issue of Feminist Studies on Feminism and Capitalism. 47.3, 2021, 599-626. 

Chatterjee, Sushmita. “Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Postcolonial, Queer Methodology.” MLA series titled Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers edited by Deepika Bahri and Filippo Menozzi. July 2021, 163-171.  

Chatterjee, Sushmita. “Beefing Yoga: Meat, Corporeality, and Politics” In S. Chatterjee and B. Subramaniam (Eds.), Meat! A Transnational Analysis, Duke University Press. 2021, 96-120.  

Edited Volume: 

Chatterjee, Sushmita and Banu Subramaniam. Meat! A Transnational Analysis (edited volume, Duke University Press 2021).

Title: Associate Professor, Director of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies
Department: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Phone: (828) 262-8992

Fax: (828) 262-6400

Office address
127A-LLA, Living Learning Center
Mailing address
305 Bodenheimer Drive
ASU Box 32080
Boone, NC 28608