Professor of Literature
Ranjana Khanna is Professor of English, Women's Studies, and the Literature Program at Duke University. She works on Anglo- and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, and Film, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published widely on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial and feminist theory, literature, and film. She is the author of Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2003) and Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation 1830 to the present (Stanford University Press, 2008.) She has published in journals like Differences, Signs, Third Text, Diacritics, Screen, Art History, positions, SAQ, Feminist Theory, and Public Culture. Her current book manuscripts in progress are called: Asylum: The Concept and the Practice and Technologies of Unbelonging.
- Ph.D., University of York 1993
- B.A., University of York 1988
Khanna, R. “The Construction of the Dark Continent: Agency as Autobiography.” Women’s Lives/Women’s Times, edited by Treva Broughton and Linda Anderson, SUNY, 1997, pp. 103–20.
Khanna, R., and Karen Engle. “Forgotten History: Myth, Empathy, and Assimilated Culture.” Feminism and the New Democracy, edited by Jodie Dean, Sage Press, 1997, pp. 67–80.
Khanna, R. “Feminism and Psychoanalysis: Repetition, Repression and the Unconscious.” New Directions in Cognitive Science, edited by Pauli Pylkko and Paavo Pylkannen, Finnish Artificial Intellegence Society, 1995, pp. 358–67.
Mansoor, Jaleh, editor. The Age of Asylum: Mona Hatoum. Duke University Press, 2009.
Khanna, R. “Indignity.” Positions, vol. 16, no. 1, Dec. 2008.
Khanna, R. “Asylum.” Texas International Law Journal, vol. 41, 2006, pp. 471–90.
Khanna, R. “Post-Palliative.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 2, 2006.
Khanna, R. “Signatures of the Impossible.” Duke Journal of Law and Gender Policy, 2004.
Khanna, R. “Latent Ghosts and the Manifesto.” Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians, vol. 26, Apr. 2003, pp. 244–86.
Khanna, R. “Baya (translation).” Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians, vol. 26, Apr. 2003, pp. 287–287.