Malini Johar Schueller


Malini Johar Schueller received her MA from Panjab University, India, in 1979 and her PhD from Purdue University in 1986. A member of the UF faculty since 1986, she is the author of several books. Her first book, The Politics of Voice: Liberalism and Social Criticism from Franklin to Kingston (SUNY, 1992) was a Bakhtinian reading of selected American autobiographies. Her second book, U.S. Orientalisms: Race, Nation, and Gender in Literature, 1790–1890 (Michigan, 1998), was a postcolonial analysis of the construction of the Orient in American culture during the 18th and 19th centuries. She has edited a special issue of Prose Studies titled “U.S. Personal Narratives and the Subject of Multiculturalism” and has published a scholarly edition of a slave’s travel narrative, A Colored Man Round the World, by David F. Dorr (Michigan, 1999). She has co-edited three essay collections, Messy Beginnings: Postcoloniality and Early American Studies (with Edward Watts, Rutgers, 2003), Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (with Ashley Dawson, Duke University Press, 2007), and Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and Labor ( with Ashley Dawson, University of Michigan Press, 2009). Her latest book, Locating Race: Global Sites of Post-Colonial Citizenship, critiquing theories and fictions of globalization, and examining forms of Post-Colonial citizenship formulated by Asian-Americans, African-Americans and Native-Americans, was published by SUNY Press in 2009. She is currently completing her book, Campaigns of Knowledge: Tutelary Colonialism in the Philippines and occupation Japan.

Her essays have appeared in a journals such as American Literature, American Literary History, Modern Fiction Studies, SIGNS, Cultural Critique, Genders, and Criticism. Her research interests include U.S. empire studies, Asian-American studies, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and postcolonial women of color.



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