Purnima Bose

Purnima Bose

Associate Professor, English

Chair, International Studies

Associate Professor, International Studies

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Adjunct Professor, Cultural Studies

Adjunct Professor, History

Affiliated Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Study of Global Change


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

Journal Articles and Other Publications

Selected Articles:

"Post-Coloniality." With Srimati Basu. The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Ed. Hilary Callan. Forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell.

"Canine Rescue, Civilian Casualties, and the Long Gulf War." In/Visibility of America’s 20th Century Wars. Ed. By Jon Simons and John Lucaites. Forthcoming. Rutgers U. Press.

"Corporate Personhood: Legal Fictions and Culture Jamming." With Laura E. Lyons. ACLA Ideas of the Decade: Report on the State of the Discipline of Comparative Literature. (March 2015). Posted at: https://stateofthediscipline.acla.org/entry/corporate-personhood.

"Without Osama: Tere Bin Laden and the War on Terror" Covering Bin Laden: Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man. Ed. Susan Jeffords and Fahad Yahya Al-Sumait. (University of Illinois Press, 2015), pp 143-160.

"Geopolitical Fetishism & Afghanistan," Against the Current. (July/August 2012), pp. 12-16. Translated into Spanish by Francisco Sobrino, "El desastre de las intervenciones militares. El fetichismo geopolítico y el caso de Afganistán" Herramienta: Marxist Journal of Critique and Debate. Vol. 52. March 2013. Posted at: https://cinereverso.org/el-desastre-de-las-intervenciones-militares-el-fetichismo-geopolitico-y-el-caso-de-afganistan-por-purnima-bose/.

"Transnational Resistance and Fictive Truths: Virendranath Chattopadhyaya, Agnes Smedley, and the Indian Nationalist Movement." The Journal of South Asian History and Culture" Vol. 2, No. 4 (October 2011). pp. 502-521. Posted at: http://jxbrn.worldsection.icu/hyllkjit/cb8040ed/?n=1832225913.

"From Humanitarian Intervention to the Beautifying Mission: Afghan Women and Beauty Without Borders." Genders. Vol. 51. Spring 2010. Posted at: https://www.atria.nl/ezines/IAV_606661/IAV_606661_2010_52/g51_bose.html.

"Hindutva Abroad." The Global South 2.1, Spring 2008. pp. 11-34. Posted at: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/240700/pdf.

"From Agitation to Institutionalization: The Student Anti-Sweatshop Movement in the New Millennium." Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Vol. 15 Issue 1, Winter 2008. pp. 213-240. Posted at: https://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1371&context=ijgls.

"Max Barry’s Jennifer Government and NationStates: Neo-liberalism and the Cultural Public Sphere." Acta Scientiarum: Language and Culture vol. 30 n.1, 2008. pp. 11-18.