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Dr. Julietta  Singh
Dr. Julietta Singh
Associate Professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Julietta is the author of three books: No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum Books, 2018), Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements (Duke UP, 2018), and her forthcoming work of epistolary nonfiction, The Breaks (Coffee House Press and Daunt Books Originals, 2021). 

She is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Richmond, where she teaches courses on decolonial literature, the ecological humanities, and queer studies. Her academic work has been published in South Atlantic Quarterly, Women & Performance, Social Text, Cultural Critique, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality, among others. She is the recent recipient of a 2019-2020 ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship, which she held at Columbia University’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality. 

Her first work of creative nonfiction, No Archive Will Restore You, was featured in venues such as The Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour, Lambda Literary, and The Advocate, and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and a CLMP Firecracker Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her new book, The Breaks, takes the form of a letter to her young daughter about race, inheritance, and mothering at the end of the world. It will be released in September, 2021.

Selected Publications

The Breaks. (Coffee House Press & Daunt Books Originals, forthcoming September 2021).

No Archive Will Restore You. (Punctum Books, 2018).

Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism & Decolonial Entanglements. Duke University Press, 2018.


“Dehumanist Education and the Colonial University,” co-authored with Nathan Snaza. Introduction to “Educational Undergrowth,” Social Text, Guest edited by Julietta Singh & Nathan Snaza, 39.1, 2021.

“Unthinking Mastery Symposium,” The Syndicate, published responses to interdisciplinary scholarly reflections on Unthinking Mastery.

No Archive Will Restore You: In Conversation with Barbara Browning and Julietta Singh,” Women & Performance 29.3, 2019.

“Errands for the Wild.” South Atlantic Quarterly. Forthcoming, 2018.

“Dehumanism & Disposability” Resilience. Forthcoming, 2018.

“Disposable Objects: Ethecology, Waste, and Maternal Afterlives.” Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 19.1 2018.

"Future Hospitalities." Cultural Critique. Issue 95: Winter 2017.

“Post-humanitarian Fictions.” Symploke. 23.1-2 (2015): 137-152.

"The Tail End of Disciplinarity." Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 49.4 (2013): 470-482.

"Between Food and the Body: Sara Suleri's Edible Histories." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies. 16.2 (2009): 26-44.


"Gandhi's Animal Experiments." Cosmopolitan Animals. Eds. Kaori Nagai, Karen Jons, Donna Landry, Monica Mattfeld, Caroline Rooney, and Charlotte Sleigh (Palgrave Animal Ethics Series, 2015).


"Eat and Be Eaten: The Gastropolitics of the (Post) Colony." Review essay of Parama Roy's Alimentary Tracts: Appetites, Aversions, and the Postcolonial.  Reviews in Cultural Theory. 2.1 (2011).

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Comparative Literature
M.A., McMaster University, Canada
English Literature
Contact Information
328 Ryland Hall
(804) 289-8308
Areas of Expertise
Postcolonial Studies
Critical Theory
Transnational Feminisms
Queer Theory
Environmental Humanities