Asssociate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research
203 Ustler Hall,
PO Box 117352,
Gainesville, FL 32611
Academic Year 2015-2016 Office Hours
- Tuesdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am, and by appointment
Anita Anantharam joined the University of Florida's Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research in 2006. Professor Anantharam did her undergraduate work in Women's Studies at Columbia University, her MA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and received her Ph.D. in South and Southeast Asian Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are in the fields of nationalism and feminism in South Asia, women's movements, food and cultural studies. She has published two books: Mahadevi Varma: Political Essays on Women,Culture, and Nation (2010) a volume of translations which she edited with an introduction, and Bodies that Remember: Women's Indigenous Knowledge and Cosmopolitanism in South Asia (2012) which is a comparative study of anti-state poetry from India and Pakistan during key moments of religious revitalization in the twentieth century. She is currently working on a project on Domesticity and Food Politics--specifically, how women selectively participate in global politics through reinventing and reimagining the home as a space of resistance and revolution.