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Srila Roy, on ‘Changing the Subject’ (2022) with a response from Kanika Batra.

Srila Roy, on ‘Changing the Subject’ (2022) with a response from Kanika Batra.

Original Date: February 6, 2023

Recorded on February 6 2023, in this dialogue Srila Roy provides an overview of the major arguments made in her book Changing the Subject (2022). This is followed by a rich response from Kanika Batra. Batra points us to the points of convergence between her own book  Worlding Postcolonial Sexualities (2021) and Changing the Subject (2022).  The dialogue mirrored a great continuation between feminist texts and scholars. If you missed Batra’s initial talk with us on her book Worlding Postcolonial Sexualities (2021), click the word ‘here’ to access it. You can also access a previous book discussion we had with Roy on her co-edited book Intimacy and injury In the wake of #MeToo in India and South Africa.

About Srila Roy

Srila Roy is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Her long-standing research and teaching expertise is in the area of transnational feminist studies. Her latest books are the co-edited, Intimacy and Injury: in the wake of #MeToo in India and South Africa (Manchester University Press, 2022) and the sole-authored, Changing the Subject: Feminist and Queer Politics in Neoliberal India (Duke University Press, 2022). She is a co-editor of the journal, Feminist Theory, and Associate Editor of Sociology Compass.


About Kanika Batra

Kanika Batra

Kanika Batra is a Professor & Director of Comparative Literature at Texas Tech University in the English department. She researches postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies, urban studies, and globalization. She has two other books, Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama: Community, Kinship, and Citizenship and Caribbean Poetry: Derek Walcott and Edward Brathwaite.