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Bakirathi Mani

Bakirathi Mani is Professor in the Department of English Literature, and Coordinator of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Swarthmore College. She is the author of two books: Unseeing Empire: Photography, Representation, South Asian America (2020) and Aspiring to Home: South Asians in America (2012). A scholar of Asian American studies, postcolonial theory and feminist and queer of color studies, she works across visual, ethnographic, historical and literary archives of South Asians in diaspora. As a curator, she has collaborated with Asian American arts organizations to curate exhibitions, programming, and public dialogue on Asian American art, film, and performance.