Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 114
German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
International and Global Studies
South Asian Studies
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Women's and Gender Studies
DegreesUniversity of California, San Diego, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego, M.A.
ExpertiseColonial and Postcolonial Literature and Theory; South Asian Novel; Indian Film; Immigrant Literature; Women's and Gender Studies; South Asian Studies.
ProfileCourses: South Asian Women Writers, Gender and Representation in the Colonial Archives, The Postcolonial Novel, Writing Home and Abroad: Literature by Women of Color, We Who are at Home Everywhere: Narratives of the South Asian Diaspora, Indian Cinema: The Three Hour Dream, Introduction to South Asian Studies, Film and Fiction of Crisis, Graduate Seminar in Feminist Theory
|COML||100a||Comparing Literatures and Cultures: Theory and Practice|
|COML||122b||Writing Home and Abroad: Literature by Women of Color|
|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 and Gender in Culture and Society|
|WMGS||198a||Women's and Gender Studies Research Seminar|
|WMGS||205a||Graduate Foundational Course in Women's and Gender Studies|
Awards and Honors
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)
Singh, Harleen. "Unsettling the Archive: Reframing Gender and History in Mahasweta Devi's The Queen of Jhansi." Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Special Issue: Caste, Gender and Sexuality in Asia 35 (2013). (forthcoming)
Singh, Harleen. The Public Life of Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History, and Fable in India. 1 ed. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 2013. (forthcoming)
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.