Sara Shroff

Sara Shroff is the Martha LA McCain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. She holds a PhD in Urban and Public Policy from The New School. As a transnational scholar, her work takes up the mutual constitution and collateral genealogies of race, coloniality, cultural memory, affect, aesthetics and sexuality in contemporary South Asia and its diasporas. Sara’s scholarship cuts across disciplines and includes transnational feminist and queer of color critique; postcolonial and decolonial economics and South Asian public and counterpublic formations.  Sara has taught in global studies, economics, and women, gender and sexuality studies at The New School, New York University, and PACE University. She previously worked in education policy, global philanthropy and social finance for over 18 years.

Select Forthcoming Publications:

“Honor as Property Relations: Tacky Promiscuities and the Sexual Politics of Techno-Necrocapitalism” in Maureen Fadem. The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter (forthcoming).

“Pious Capital,” in Nazia Hussein & Saba Hussain (eds.) Special Issue: Border Thinking’ Gender in South Asia, Third World Thematics. (forthcoming).

“Modestly Modern: Minting the “New” Pakistani Working Woman,” in Shirlena Huang & Kanchana N. Ruwanpura (eds.) Handbook of Gender in Asia (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming)

“Operationalizing the “New” Pakistani Trans: Legislating Gender Syntaxes and Brown Study” in Ahoona Roy (ed.) Sexuality without Apologies! A Critical Engagement to the South Asian Gender Diversity (forthcoming).

Select Publications
Naveen Minai and Sara Shroff. (2019) “Yaar!: Feminist Friendships and Knowledges of Gender and Sexuality in the Global South”, Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender. Special Issue: Decolonizing Knowledge around Gender and Sexuality (2019)

(2018) “The Peace Professor: Decolonial, Feminist, and Queer Pedagogies,” in Margaret Groarke and Emily Welty (eds.) Critical Pedagogy in Peace Studies. New York: Routledge

(2018) Jacquelin Kataneksza, L.H.M. Ling, and Sara Shroff. “Decoloniality: (Re)Making Worlds,” in Thomas G. Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson (eds.), International Organization and Global Governance, 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.