Anindo Hazra (PhD, York [English]) teaches in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (DLLL; English; Humanities) and Glendon Campus (English). With Theodore W. Goossen, he is editor of Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: An Anthology (Lexington Books). Anindo’s current monograph-in-progress analyzes the works of two contemporary queer Indian writers: Mahesh Dattani and R. Raj Rao. 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 largely 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 queer cultures and the visual arts.
For the period 2019-22, 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.