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American Ethnic Studies

Dr. Shireen Roshanravan

Associate Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies, and affiliated faculty member in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Dr. Roshanravan works at the intersection of Women of Color coalition politics, decoloniality, critical race and feminist/queer of color theory, comparative ethnic and Asian American studies. She earned her doctorate from the State University of New York at Binghamton in the interdisciplinary program of Philosophy, Interpretation & Culture. During her time at Binghamton University, she co-founded a local chapter of the Incite! Women, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color Against Violence movement and became a member of la Escuela Popular Norteña, a popular education school based in Northern New Mexico. Shireen is co-editor of two forthcoming collections, Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics (University of Washington Press), and Speaking Face-to-Face/Hablando Cara a Cara: The Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones (SUNY Press). 


Select Publications:

“Motivating Coalition: Women of Color and Epistemic Disobedience.” Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy (special issue) Interstices: Women of Color Feminist Philosophy 29.1 (Winter 2014): 41-58.

Staying Home While Studying Abroad: Anti-Imperial Praxis for Globalizing Feminist Visions.” Journal of Feminist Scholarship 2.1 (2012): 1-23.

“Passing-as-if: Model-Minority Subjectivity and the Politics of Women of Color.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 10.1 (2010): 1-31.

“Post-9/11 Shifts in Racial Formation: Unpacking Complicity and Mapping Possibility for U.S. South Asian Community.” Works and Days (special issue) Invisible Battlegrounds: Feminist Resistance in the Global Age of War and Imperialism 57/58.29 (2010): 1-17.


Courses Taught

AMETH 160: Introduction to American Ethnic Studies

AMETH 354: Asian American Perspectives: Racist Love*

AMETH 354: Asian American Perspectives: Islamophobia*

AMETH 370: Politics of Women of Color*

AMETH 461: Transformative Thought*


*Can also be taken for credit in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and the Queer Minor.

Shireen Roshanravan, Associate Professor 

Contact Info

Email: sroshanr@ksu.edu

Phone: (785) 532-2112

Office: Leasure Hall, Room 103B

Office Hours:  

Tuesdays and Thursdays

1:25pm-2:25pm or by appointment