Kalpana Rahita Seshadri
Specializes in Postcolonial Studies with an emphasis in historical theories of imperialism and globalization. She teaches courses pertaining to British colonialism, colonial literature and non-western literatures in English. Her research field is the Philosophy of Race, focusing on questions of subjectivity, ethics, language and law. Under the aegis of the ILA, she currently co-directs the Jacques Derrida seminar and the Race and Ethics seminar.
- HumAnimal: Race, Law, Language. University of Minnesota Press 2012 (Post-Humanities Series edited by Cary Wolfe)
- Desiring Whiteness: A Lacanian Analysis of Race, London: Routledge 2000.
- The Pre-Occupation of Post-Colonial Studies Co‑editor, Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.
- “The Time of Hospitality—Again” in Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality ed. Richard Kearney and Kascha Semonovitch (Fordham University Press, 2011) 126-144.
- “Departures” Hospitality as Mediation” in Hosting the Stranger ed. Richard Kearney and James Taylor (NY: Continuum Press, 2011) 45-53.
- Other/alterity: Lacan and Agamben on ethics, the subject and desubjectification Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society Vol. 14, 1, 65–73 (2009)
- “When Home is a Camp: Global Sovereignty, Bio-Politics and Internally Displaced Persons” Social Text 26 (1 94): 29-58 (2008)