“For the Record:…” Winner of the 2010 Alan Bray Memorial Book Award for best book in lesbian, gay, or queer studies in literature and cultural studies from the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association.




Edited Collections:

Associate Editor (Asia), with Chief Editor, Howard Chiang, “Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History”, Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for Reference Work of Outstanding Quality and Significance


Guest Co-Editor with Geeta Patel
“Area Impossible: The Geopolitics of Queer Studies,”
Special Issue, GLQ: Gay Lesbian Quarterly, Vol. 22:2, March 2016, 151-172




Guest Co-Editor with Cannon Schmitt and Nancy Henry, “Victorian Investments” Special Issue, Victorian Studies, Vol. 45: 1, Autumn 2002

Articles in Professional Journals:

“The Sex of History, or Object/Matters,” History Workshop Journal, Spring 2020, 1-7

“Itinerant Sex.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 5, no. 3 (2018): 148-52.

“What More Remains: Slavery, Sexuality, South Asia History of the Present”, Fall 2016, Vol. 6:2, 146-154

“Thinking Sex with Geopolitics,”WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 44.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2016), 332-35

“Queering Archives: A Roundtable,” Radical History Review, Vol. 122, Winter 2015, 211-231

“Timepass: A (Queer) View from South Asia,” Special Issue, “Queer and Now,” The Writing Instructor, Spring 2015

“In the Absence of Reliable Ghosts: Sexuality, Historiography, South Asia,” Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 25:3, 2015, 98-121

“The Object as Usual,” Feminist Formations, Vol. 25:3, Winter 2013, 143-48

“Border/Line Sex: Queer Postcolonialities or How Race Matters outside the U.S.,” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 7 (2): 2005, 235-249.

“Without a Trace: Sexuality and the Colonial Archive,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 14: 1-2, Winter/Spring 2005, 10-27.

“Geopolitics Alert!” GLQ, 10(2), 2004, 236-40.

Co-Author with Cannon Schmitt and Nancy Henry,“Victorian Investments,” Special Issue, Victorian Studies, Vol. 45:1, Autumn 2002, 7-16.

“’Too Fatally Present’: The Crisis of Anglo-Indian Literature,” Colby Quarterly, Volume 37: 2, June 2001, 145-163.

“Reading (Other)Wise: Transgressing the Rhetoric of Colonization,” Symploke, Vol. 1 (Summer 1993): 177-94.

Chapters in Books:

“Caste, Sexuality and the Kala of the Archive” in Anupama Rao, Ed. Gender, Caste and the Imagination of Equality (New Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2018), 109-35.

“Subject to Sex: A Small History of the Gomantak Maratha Samaj” in Ania Loomba and Ritty Lukose, eds. South Asian Feminisms, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2012) 244-266.

“Time’s Corpus: On Temporality, Sexuality and the Indian Penal Code” in Jarrod Hayes, William Spurlin, eds. Comparatively Queer: Crossing Times, Crossing Cultures (New York: Palgrave, 2010), 143-156.

“Pornography and Its Dis/Contents: A Roundtable Discussion with Anjali Arondekar, Richard Fung and Sylvia Chong” in Gina Masequesmay and Sean Metzger, eds. Embodying Asian/American Sexualities (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009) 29-41.

“Lingering Pleasures, Perverted Texts: Reading Colonial Desire in Kipling’s Anglo-India Fiction” in Richard Ruppel, ed. Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003) 65-89

Review/ Review Essays:

“The Cult of Masculinity,” Review Essay, The Book Review, Vol. XXXVI: 6, June 2012, 23

“Loitering as a Feminist Right,” Review Essay, Biblio: A Review of Books, March-April 2012, 28

“The Voyage Out: Transacting Sex under Globalization,” Feminist Studies , Vol. 33: 2, Summer 2007, 299-311.

“Entangled Histories,” Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Vol. 41:31, August 5, 2006, 3409-3411.

“Bodies That Matter: Middle-Class Women and India,” Book Review, Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 60:1, February 2001, 270-71

“The Problem of Strategy: How to Read Race, Class and Gender in the Colonial Context,” Review Essay, Postmodern Culture, Summer 1996