Centre for Gender Studies

Shreeta Lakhani

Key information

Roles
Centre for Gender Studies Lecturer in Gender Studies
Qualifications
Honours BSc (University of Bath); MA (SOAS); PhD (ongoing SOAS)
Email address
sl94@soas.ac.uk
Thesis title
Between Assimilation and Resistance: A Queer Marxist Analysis of Visibility Politics (working title)
Internal Supervisors
Dr Alyosxa Tudor
Support hours
See bio for details.

Biography

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday: 12 noon - 2:00pm (by appointment, please email) 
  • Friday: 10:00am - 11:00am (by appointment, please email) 

Shreeta Lakhani is a researcher and educator whose work is located in the nexuses between, gender, sexuality, migration, culture, political economy, empire and race. Her PhD uses Affect theory and Queer Marxism to explore the dialectical relationship between queer joy, resistance and capitalism that arises with the increased visibility of queer subcultures in London. Her research provides a critical intervention in queer of colour critique and Marxism by moving beyond the simple binary of assimilationist and anti-assimilationist politics both of which fail to reflect the nuances and complexities of how queer people of colour simultaneously work against and for capital in London.  

Shreeta’s research interests and pedagogy are informed by her work and activism on abolition. In particular, she is interested in feminist and queer imaginations of practising day to day utopia through both organising and creating networks of care and joy.

Shreeta is the current convenor of the MA Gender, Sexuality in Global Politics (distance learning).

Key publications

Journal: Lakhani, S. (2020). Queer of Color Critique. Lambda Nordica, 25(1), 127-132.

Research interests

Gender Theory, Postcoloniality, Critical Race Theory, Queer Theory, Diasporas and Migration, Abolition, Queer Marxism 

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