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Kalpana Rahita Seshadri

professor, English, BC

Kalpana Rahita Seshadri teaches courses in the critical philosophy of postcolonial studies, political and cultural theories of nationalism, and Anglophone literatures of India and Africa. She is the author of *Desiring Whiteness: A Lacanian Analysis of Race*, (2000) published in the series *Opening Out* edited by Teresa Brennan. She has also co-edited with Fawzia Afzal-Khan a collection of essays, *The Pre-Occupation of Post- Colonial Studies*, published by Duke University Press 2000, and published articles on the intersection of psychoanalysis and race and postcolonial theory in journals such as *Cultural Critique*, *Ariel*, and *Discourse*. She is at present working on a book length project on postcolonial ethics, death, and alterity tentatively titled *The Other Difference*. She is the founding chair of the Postcolonial Studies seminar at Harvard's Humanities Center, and the convenor of the Postcolonial Studies Discussion Group at the MLA. She was visiting fellow in Women's Studies at SUNY Stony Brook in Spirng 2002, where she taught a graduate seminar on "Feminism and Universalism." In Spring 1999, she co-taught with Professor Laura Frader (History, Northeastern University) a graduate seminar "Gender, Race, Class, and Colonialism" in the Graduate Women's Studies Consortium at Radcliffe.