Dr. Julietta Singh
Associate Professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Julietta Singh is Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond. Her writing and teaching are situated at the intersections of postcolonial studies, feminist and queer theory, and the environmental humanities. She is the author of Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements (Duke University Press, 2017). Her new academic book project, On the Verge: Experiments in Extinction and Ethecology, evokes radical ecologies and counter-intuitive ways of learning extinction through readings of performance art, literature, craft, video and film. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in leading cultural theory journals including South Atlantic Quarterly, Cultural CritiqueStudies in Gender and Sexuality, Symploke, and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

She is also currently completing a creative auto-theoretical manuscript titled No Archive Will Restore You. Her creative work has appeared in venues such as American Poetry ReviewAnimal Shelter, Prairie Fire, Social Text, and Women & Performance. Her next creative project is an oddball meditation on queer architectures and strange environments.

Selected Publications

Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism & Decolonial Entanglements. Forthcoming, Duke University Press, 2017.


“Errands for the Wild.” South Atlantic Quarterly. Forthcoming, 2018.

“The Object and Its Others.” Studies in Gender and Sexuality. Forthcoming, 2018.

"Future Hospitalities." Cultural Critique. Forthcoming, Issue 95: Winter 2017.

“Post-humanitarian Fictions.” Symploke 23.1-2 (2015): 137-152.

"The Tail End of Disciplinarity." Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 49.4 (2013): 470-482.

"Between Food and the Body: Sara Suleri's Edible Histories." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies. 16.2 (2009): 26-44.


"Gandhi's Animal Experiments." Cosmopolitan Animals. Eds. Kaori Nagai, Karen Jons, Donna Landry, Monica Mattfeld, Caroline Rooney, and Charlotte Sleigh (Palgrave Animal Ethics Series, 2015).


"Eat and Be Eaten: The Gastropolitics of the (Post) Colony." Review essay of Parama Roy's Alimentary Tracts: Appetites, Aversions, and the Postcolonial.  Reviews in Cultural Theory. 2.1 (2011).

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Comparative Literature
M.A., McMaster University, Canada
English Literature
Contact Information
(804) 289-8308
Areas of Expertise
Postcolonial Studies
Critical Theory
Transnational Feminisms
Queer Theory
Environmental Humanities