Professor Puar is a core faculty member in the department of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, globalization; postcolonial and diaspora studies; South Asian cultural studies; and theories of assemblage and affect. She is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies.

Professor Puar has also authored numerous articles that appear in Gender, Place, and Culture; Social Text; Radical History Review; Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography; and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her edited volumes include a special issue of GLQ entitled ‘Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization’ (2002) and she co-edited a volume of Society and Space entitled ‘Sexuality and Space’ (2003).

The Cost of Getting Better:
Ecologies of Race, Sex, and Disability

Her lecture ‘The Cost of Getting Better: Ecologies of Race, Sex, and Disability’ on 7 June 2011 opened the lecture series ‘The Subtle Racializations of Sexuality: Queer Theory, the Aftermath of Colonial History, and the Late-Modern State’, organized by Antke Engel (Institute for Queer Theory) in cooperation with the ICI Berlin.