Anindo Hazra is a contract faculty member in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (DLLL; English; Humanities). Anindo completed his PhD at the Department of English, York University, in 2015. His dissertation analyses selected works of two contemporary queer Indian writers: Mahesh Dattani and R. Raj Rao. Along with YCAR Faculty Associate, Theodore W. Goossen, he is co-editor of Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: An Anthology (Lexington Books). Born and raised in Calcutta, India, Anindo received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol, UK, and his Master’s degree in English Literature from Queen’s University in Kingston. His research interests have cohered around issues of gender and sexuality at the intersection of postcolonial and queer theories. Anindo’s ongoing work extends the critical discourse on queer Indian subjectivities, tracing the shifting contours of “queer India” in the contemporary period. He has also developed lateral research interests in contemporary literature and culture.
For the period 2019-21, Anindo is pleased to serve as Ontario Representative of the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS). For more information on CACLALS, including membership, CFPs, and the Annual Conference of CACLALS, visit www.caclals.ca.
Keywords: India; South Asia; South Asian diaspora; queer literature; queer theory; postcolonialism; deconstruction; globalization; Human Rights and the Arts; Global Asia