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Ranjana Khanna, Professor of English and Women's Studies Program and Professor in the Program of Literature

Ranjana Khanna
Office Location:  304D Allen Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
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Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • English 890s.02, Special topics seminar Synopsis
    Keohane 4b 402 sem, W 12:00 PM-02:30 PM
Office Hours:

Tuesdays 2:15 - 3:45pm

  • Ph.D. University of York 1993
  • B.A. University of York 1988


Critical Theory
Postcolonial Literature
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Modern to Contemporary
Research Interests:

Ranjana Khanna is Professor of English, Women's Studies, and the Literature Program at Duke University. She works on Anglo- and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, and Film, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published widely on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial and feminist theory, literature, and film. She is the author of Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2003) and Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation 1830 to the present (Stanford University Press, 2008.) She has published in journals like Differences, Signs, Third Text, Diacritics, Screen, Art History, positions, SAQ, Feminist Theory, and Public Culture. Her current book manuscripts in progress are called: Asylum: The Concept and the Practice and Technologies of Unbelonging.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. "Frames, Contexts, Community, Justice."  Summer 2003. However, the issue appeared in November 2005. Diacritics 33:2 (2005): 11-41.

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