Associate Professor
Women & Gender Studies


Ph.D., English Literature, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
(Graduate Minor in Women's and Gender Studies)

Regional and Thematic Interests

South Asia, Feminist studies, India, Kashmir


Deepti Misri is a literary and cultural critic whose work focuses broadly on questions of gender, violence and representation. Her areas of interest span South Asian literary and cultural production, transnational feminist studies, and feminist theory and criticism. In addition to her monograph Beyond Partition (University of Illinois Press 2014, and Women Unlimited 2015), her articles have appeared in Signs, Meridians, South Asian Popular Culture and South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, among other venues. Her current work focuses on literary and visual representations of militarized occupation in Indian-administered Kashmir. She is a co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies (2022).

Selected Publications

“Critical Kashmir Studies: Settler Occupations and the Persistence of Resistance.” With Mona Bhan and Haley Duschinski. The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies. Forthcoming 2022.

"Dark Ages and Bright Futures: Youth, Disability, and Time in Kashmir," Public Culture, Vol 32, No. 3, p. 539–565, September 2020.

"Showing humanity: violence and visuality in Kashmir", Cultural Studies, Vol 33, No. 3, 2019.

WSQ: Protest (Special Issue),  edited by Elena L. Cohen, Melissa M. Forbis & Deepti Misri, Vol. 46, No. 3-4, Fall/Winter 2018.

Public Scholarship

Speaking Satire to Power: A View from Kashmir”. Panel on the comic art of Mir Suhail. Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. April 2021.
Revisiting Dispossession and Loss in Kashmir”. A Webinar with ZanaanWanaan, a Kashmiri feminist multimedia collective. October 2020.
Kashmiri Pandits must reimagine the idea of return to Kashmir.” Al Jazeera. Aug 10, 2019. With Mona Bhan.

Disability and Decolonizing Time/Knowledge on the Tenure Clock.” With Danika Medak-Saltzman and Beverly Weber. Digital Feminist Collective Blog. 2019.