Gayatri reddy

Associate Professor, Gender & Women's Studies and Anthropology

Education: PhD, Anthropology - Emory University, 2001

About Dr. Gayatri Reddy

Gayatri Reddy earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University in 2001, with a dissertation entitled With Respect to Sex: Charting Hijra Identity in Hyderbad, India.

Her new research, funded by the Social Science Research Council, is on a project entitled "Queer Borders: Constructions of South Asian (male) Queer Identities in the U.S. " She has also held fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Association for Women in Science, and the National Science Foundation.

Most recently Dr. Reddy has taught courses in both GWS and Anthropology, incorporating her interests in sexuality and health in South Asia. Dr. Reddy is the Chair of UIC's Asian American Studies Program.

Selected Publications:


With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture)

Curriculum Vitae

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