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Gayatri Reddy, PhD

Director of the Interdepartmental Graduate Concentration and Associate Professor

Gender and Women's Studies; Anthropology

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Building & Room:

1226 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-5658

CV Download:

Gayatri Reddy CV


Gayatri Reddy earned her PhD 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


PhD, Anthropology - Emory University, 2001