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B.A. Economics, University of Chicago, 1989
M.A. Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2001
Ritty Lukose’s teaching and research interests explore the relations between culture, politics, and economy as they manifest themselves in discourses and practices of gender across the varied terrain of globalization, especially as they impact contemporary South Asia. With a background in anthropology, she is currently interested in the relationship between Western, global and non-Western feminisms. Professor Lukose's research has been funded by the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Fulbright Program, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Academy of Education, and she has published several book chapters and articles on this research in journals such as Cultural Anthropology, Social History, Social Analysis, and Anthropology, and Education Quarterly. Her book, Liberalization's Children: Gender, Youth and Consumer Citizenship in Globalizing India, was published by Duke University Press in 2009 and co-published in India by Orient Blackswan in 2010. A co-edited book, South Asian Feminisms was published by Duke University Press (2012) and Zubaan, a leading feminist press in India. She teaches courses on globalization, India/South Asia, sex/gender and feminisms within global contexts, and ethnography.
gender, globalization, colonial, postcolonial and diasporic modernities; youth, education, development, mass media; feminisms, South Asia and its diasporas; political, cultural and social theory
In the fall of 2018, Ritty Lukose contributed “Decolonizing Feminism in the #MeToo Era” to The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology (Volume 36, fall 2018; Andrew Sanchez, editor), part of a special issue, Canon Fire: Decolonizing the Curriculum.