1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Sandhya Shukla

Associate Professor, Director of American Studies

132 Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

Tues/Thurs 11:00 - 12:30

Class Schedule:

TR 9:30 - 10:45


Ph.D. Yale, 1998
MA Yale, 1991
BA Cornell, 1988


American, Postcolonial


Imagining Our Americas, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007
India Abroad, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003


  • “Loving the Other in 1970s Harlem: Race, Space, and Place in Aaron Loves Angela,” symploke, Vol. 18, Nos. 1-2 (2010).
  • “Harlem’s Pasts in its Present,” for Politics, Publics, Personhood: Ethnography at the Limits of Neoliberalism, ed. Carol Greenhouse, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (2009).
  • “Interdisciplinarity and Historical Encounter of the Americas,” with Heidi Tinsman, LASA Forum 36:2 (Fall 2005).
  • “Our Americas: Political and Cultural Imaginings”: Special Issue of Radical History Review, edited and introduced with Heidi Tinsman, Spring 2004. {Awarded “Best Special Issue for 2004" by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals}
  • “Comparativism, Ethnicity and the United States, in a Diasporic History of the Americas,” [review essay],  American Quarterly, Vo. 54, No. 1 (March 2002).
  • “Locations for South Asian Diasporas,” in Annual Review of Anthropology 30 (2001).

Grants and Fellowships

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship, 2005-2006
  • Society for the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University, 2001-2002
  • Institute of American Cultures Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997-1998
  • Henry Hart Rice Advanced Research Fellowship, Yale University, 1993-1994
  • John F. Enders Research Grant, Yale University, Summer of 1993