- Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
- Feminist geographical theory, globalization and gender, gender and nationalism, globalization and labor migration, religious nationalism. Regional specialization: South Asia and United States
- Ph.D. in Geography, Rutgers University,
Rupal Oza is professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Hunter College, the Earth and Environmental Studies Program and the Women and Gender Studies Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her work focuses on socio-political transformations in the global south, the geography of the right-wing politics, and the conjuncture between gender, violence and political economy. 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 on a range of issues: human rights in an age of terror and empire, rethinking area studies, special economic zones in India, and realigned geographies after 9/11. Her most recent articles appear in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society and Gender, Place and Culture and are based on three years of empirical research in rural Haryana. Her book length monograph entitled Semiotics of Rape: Sexual Violation & Subjectivity in rural India, based on this research, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.
Books & Edited volumes
- Forthcoming. Semiotics of Rape: Sexual Violation & Subjectivity in rural India. Under Contract with Duke University Press, anticipated publication date 2022.
- 2014, Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices (4th edition). The Hunter College Women’s Studies Collective. New York: Oxford University Press.
- 2011, with Sarah Chinn (co-editor). Women’s Studies Quarterly. ‘Ruin’ issue.
- 2006, The Making of Neoliberal India: Nationalism, Gender, and the Paradoxes of Globalization. New York and London: Routledge. Also published by Women Unlimited, New Delhi, India
- 2020, "Sexual Subjectivity in Rape Narratives: Consent, Credibility and Coercion in Rural Haryana." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 46(1): 103-125.
- 2020, with Malavika Parthasarthy. "Compromise in Rape Cases in Punjab and Haryana: Gendered Narratives Animating Judicial Decision-making." Journal of Indian Law and Society Vol 11(1): 72-87.
- 2020, Book Review Symposium: “Hungry Translations: Relearning the World through Radical Vulnerability.” Antipode Online https://antipodeonline.org/category/book-reviews/
- 2019, "Wrestling women: Caste and neoliberalism in Rural Haryana." Gender, Place, and Culture. Vol 26(4): 468-488 https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1502162
- 2016, "The Entanglements of Transnational Feminism and Area Studies." Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. Vol 34(5): 836-842.
2016, "Gender and class violence in the Intimate City." Urban Geography Vol 37(3): 348-351.