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American Ethnic Studies

 Dr. Shireen Roshanravan

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 with Lynn Fujiwara of Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics (University of Washington Press, 2018). She is also co-editor with Pedro DiPietro and Jennifer McWeeny of Speaking Face-to-FaceThe Visionary Philosophy of María Lugones (SUNY Press, 2019). Her current book project is tentatively titled The Coalitional Imperative: Political Integrity at the Limits of Queer Rupture.

 Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics       Speaking Face to Face

 Select Publications: 

#WeToo: An Introduction (co-authored with erin Khuê Ninh). The Margins. Asian American Writers Workshop Digital Magazine and Journal of Asian American Studies. 24.1 (2021).                    

"The Coalitional Imperative of Asian American Feminist Visibility."The Pluralist. 13.1 (2018): 115-130. 

"Self-Reflection and the Coalitional Praxis of (Dis)Integration."New Political Science. 40.1 (2018): 151-164. 

“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. 

AMETH Courses Taught at KSU

  • 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*

GWSS Courses Taught at KSU

  • Introduction to Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
  • Love and Sex in India
  • Women of Color Feminisms
  • Capstone: Feminist Methodologies
  • Transnational Feminisms (undergrad/grad seminar)
  • Sexuality Studies (undergrad/grad seminar)
  • Queer of Color Critique (undergrad/grad seminar)
  • Feminist Analysis and Practice (grad seminar)

PHILO (Philosophy) Courses Taught at KSU

  • Philosophy of Feminism*


*Also counts for credit in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and the Queer Studies Minor.

Shireen Roshanravan, Associate Professor 

Contact Info

Email: sroshanr@ksu.edu

Phone: (785) 532-2112

Office: Leasure Hall, Room 103B