[PAST EVENT] Bahn Mi Lecture Geeta Patel (UVA): Archives, History, Desire, Lyric: Miraji's Translation
Geeta Patel is a Professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Virginia. She has published in both academic and popular venues on the conundrums posed by bringing gender, nation/state, sexuality, finance, science, media, capital, and aesthetics together, and translated lyric and prose from Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi, and Braj. Her monographs include: Lyrical Movements, Historical Hauntings: On Gender, Colonialism and Desire in Miraji’s Urdu Poetry and Risky Bodies & Techno-Intimacy: Reflections on Sexuality, Media, Science, Finance, about the uses techno-intimacy as the locus for interrogating capital, science, media, and desire. Prof. Patel is among the foremost intellectuals of South Asian studies, whose work considers the intersection of queer theory, gender, nationalism, technology and science in India.