Piya Chatterjee

Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dorothy Cruickshank Backstrand Chair of Gender and Women's Studies

Department: FGSS
Office Address: Vita Nova 117
Office Phone: (909) 607-0840

Piya Chatterjee will be on leave during the fall semester.

Piya Chatterjee

Academic History

  • B.A. Wellesley College (Political Science/Anthropology)
  • M.A. University of Chicago (Political Science/Anthropology)
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago (Anthropology)

Areas of Expertise

Anthropology; British colonialism; transnational, post-colonial, and intersectional U.S. women of color feminisms; race, gender, and social justice; women in the global South; feminist pedagogy.

Selected Research and Publications

  • A Time for Tea: Women, Labor and Post/Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001. (Republished, New Delhi: Zubaan, 2003)
  • States of Trauma: Gender and Violence in South Asia. Co-edited with Parama Roy and Manali Desai. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2009.
  • The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent. Co-edited with Sunaina Maira. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Awards and Honors

  • Professor of the Year, Scripps College, 2014
  • Bridging Theory to Practice Grant, 2014-2015
  • John Hope Franklin Book Award, 2001
  • Ford Foundation Grant, “Cloning Cultures,” Co-p.i, UCR/UCI, 2003-2006.
  • Global Fund for Women, “Literacies for Liberation,” Project Director (India), 2013-2015.

Courses Taught

  • FGSS 026: Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • FGSS 189: Doing Feminist Research
  • FGSS 187: Gender Justice and Social Movements in Comparative Perspectives
  • FGSS 182: Feminist Theory