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. She writes and teaches at the intersections of postcolonial studies, feminist and queer theory, and the environmental humanities. Her work attunes to practical and imaginative modes of decolonial embodiment, and to the violent aspects and afterlives of revolutionary promise.

She is the author of Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism & Decolonial Entanglements, forthcoming with Duke University Press (2017). Her new academic book project, On the Verge: Experiments in Ethecology and Extinction, engages radical ecologies and pedagogies of extinction through counter-intuitive readings of performance art, literature, poetry, and film. Her scholarly work has been published or is forthcoming in leading cultural theory journals including South Atlantic Quarterly, Cultural CritiqueStudies in Gender and Sexuality, Symploké, and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.

Her poetry has appeared in venues such as Social TextAmerican Poetry ReviewWomen & PerformancePrairie FireJournal of Postcolonial Writing, and Plenitude. She is currently completing a creative hybrid collection titled No Archive Will Restore You, which summons through poetry and analytic fragments the infinite traces and historical hauntings of embodiment, race, queerness, and pain that make up something called a self.

Her next creative project is an oddball memoir-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

303G Ryland Hall
(804) 289-8308

Areas of Expertise

Postcolonial Studies
Critical Theory
Transnational Feminisms
Queer Theory
Environmental Humanities