Contact Information

Harleen Singh

harleen@brandeis.edu
(781) 736-8485
Mandel 114

Fall 2017 Office Hours
On leave

Harleen Singh

Associate Professor of Literature and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Research Expertise

Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Colonial Studies; South Asian Novel; Indian Film; Immigrant Literature; Women's and Gender Studies; South Asian Studies.

Affiliated Departments/Programs

Comparative Humanities
Comparative Literature and Culture

South Asian Studies
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Select Courses Taught

COML 100a: Comparing Literatures and Cultures: Theory and Practice
COML 122b: Writing Home and Abroad: Literature by Women of Color
IGS/SAS 160aj: The Rise of India
SAS 100a: Introduction to South Asia
SAS 101a: South Asian Women Writers
SAS 110b: South Asian Postcolonial Writers
SAS 130a: Film and Fiction of Crisis
SAS 140a: We Who Are at Home Everywhere: Narratives from the South Asian Diaspora
SAS 150b: Indian Film: The Three-Hour Dream
SAS 170b: South Asia in the Colonial Archive
WMGS 5a: Women, Genders, and Sexualities
WMGS 198a: Women's and Gender Studies Research Seminar
WMGS 205a: Graduate Foundational Course in Women's and Gender Studies

Degrees

University of California, San Diego, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego, M.A.
Sweet Briar College, B.A.

Awards/Fellowships

Provost Research Award (2015)
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2011)
Helaine and Alvin Allen Chair in Literature (2008)
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2008)
Center for German and European Studies Travel Grant (2007)
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2006)
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender and Postcolonial Studies (2003 - 2005)
University of California Faculty Fellowship (2002 - 2003)

Select Publications


Books

Singh, Harleen. Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History, and Fable in India. 1 ed. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

The Rani of Jhansi

Other Publications

Harleen Singh. "Graphics of Freedom: Colonial Terrorists and Postcolonial Revolutionaries in Indian Comics."Postcolonial Comics Texts, Events, Identities. Ed. Binita Mehta, Pia Mukherji. Routledge, 2015. 142-156.

Singh, Harleen. "History's Witness." Rev. of Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary, by Anita Anand.BIBLIO: A Review of Books vol. XX of Nos. 7 & 8 July-August 2015: 21-22.

Singh, Harleen. "Review." Rev. of Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India, by Stephen Legg. The American Historical Review vol. 120 (4) 2015: 1460.

Singh, Harleen. "Cultures of Music." Rev. of Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond, South Asian Diaspora vol. 5, No. 2 September 2013: 1-2.

Singh, Harleen. "Music and its Others." Rev. of Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness, by Nitasha Tamar Sharma. South Asian Diaspora vol. Vol. 5, No. 2, September 2013: 1-2.

Singh, Harleen. "Citizens of the World." Rev. of New Cosmopolitanisms, South Asians in the U.S., by Gita Rajan and Shailja Sharma. South Asian Diaspora vol. 4 No. 1 2012: 111-112.

Singh, Harleen. "Insurgent Metaphors: Decentering 9/11 in Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows." ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 43. 1 (2012): 23-44.

Singh, Harleen. "While We Were Making History." Rev. of Making a Difference: Memoirs from the Women's Movement in India, by Edited by Ritu Menon. BIBLIO: A Review of Books vol. XVII of 3 & 4 March-April 2012: 21.

Singh, Harleen. "A Legacy of Violence: Interview with Kamila Shamsie about Burnt Shadows (2009)." Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 42. 2 (2011): 157-162.

Singh, Harleen. "Beyond the Tragic." Rev. of Room, by Emma Donoghue. Biblio: A Review of Books vol. XV of 11&12 November-December 2010: 10.

Singh, Harleen. "Deconstructing Terror: Interview with Mohsin Hamid on The Reluctant Fundamentalist." Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 42. 2 (2011): 149-156.

Singh, Harleen. "The Gendered Pen." Rev. of Leela's Book, by Alice Albinia. Biblio: A Review of Books vol. XVI. Nos. 7 & 8 July-August 2011: 15-16.

Singh, Harleen. "In the service of his sexuality." Rev. of A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster, by Wendy Moffat. Memoirs and Biography, Special Issue of Biblio: A Review of Books vol. XV of 7&8 July-August 2010: 8-9.

Singh, Harleen. "Jhansi ki Rani: Translating Rani Lakshmi Bai by Vrindavanlal Varma." Nationalism in the Vernacular: Hindi, Urdu, and the Literature of Indian Freedom. first ed. Ed. Shobna Nijhawan. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2010. 35-65.

Singh, Harleen. "Tur(Banned) Masculinities: Terrorists, Sikhs, and Trauma in Indian Cinema." Sikh Formations 2. 2 (2006): 115-124.

Singh, Harleen. "Acceptance and Identity." Rev. of The Impressionist, by Hari Kunzru. Globalization and Diaspora: Special Issue of the South Asian Review vol. 24:1 2003: 180-182.

Singh, Harleen. "Satirical Freedom and Myths of Modernity: R.K. Narayan's Painter of Signs." South Asian Review 23:1. (2002): 195-204.