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Rupal Oza
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: (212) 650-3035
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Geography, Rutgers University, 1999
Research Interests: Feminist geographical theory, globalization and gender, gender and nationalism, globalization and labor migration, religious nationalism. regional specialization: South Asia and United States.
Rupal Oza is an associate professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Hunter College, CUNY. Her work focuses on political economic transformations in the global south, the geography of the right-wing politics, and the conjuncture between development and security. Her first book, The Making of Neoliberal India: Nationalism, Gender, and the Paradoxes of Globalization was published in 2006 by Routledge, New York and by Women Unlimited, India. She has several articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has written on special economic zones, the discourse of security, and Hindutva politics India. Her current project examines the relationship between sexual assault, caste and land in Haryana, India. She is also working on a collaborative project that examines foreclosures and gentrification in New York City.

Recent Publications:
  • Oza, Rupal (forthcoming) ‘Gender and class violence in the Intimate City’ Commentary on Urban Geography plenary lecture. Urban Geography.
  • Oza, Rupal (2014) ‘India’s relations with Israel and Palestine: Tracing a tectonic shift.’ Society and Space Open site.
  • Akbar, Amna & Rupal Oza (2012) ‘Muslim Fundamentalism’ and Human Rights in the Age of Terror and Empire.’ In Margaret Satterthwaite & Jayne Huckerby (eds.) Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
  • Chinn, Sarah & Rupal Oza (2011) co-editors Women’s Studies Quarterly. ‘Ruin’ issue.