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

Julietta Singh is a writer and academic who works 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, 2018), and No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum Books, 2018). Her academic writing has been published in leading cultural theory journals including South Atlantic Quarterly, Cultural CritiqueStudies in Gender and Sexuality, Symploke, and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing. Her creative work has appeared in venues such as American Poetry ReviewAnimal Shelter, Prairie Fire, Social Text, and Women & Performance.

Selected Publications

No Archive Will Restore You. (Punctum Books, 2018).

Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism & Decolonial Entanglements. Duke University Press, 2018.


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

“Dehumanism & Disposability” Resilience. Forthcoming, 2018.

“Disposable Objects: Ethecology, Waste, and Maternal Afterlives.” Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 19.1 2018.

"Future Hospitalities." Cultural Critique. 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
303G Ryland Hall
(804) 289-8308
Areas of Expertise
Postcolonial Studies
Critical Theory
Transnational Feminisms
Queer Theory
Environmental Humanities