Guest Editors


SHALINI M. (Vol.7 No.1(2022)):  Assistant Professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Central University of Kerala, India. She received her M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the University of Hyderabad, India. She worked at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain for a year, as a research fellow, before joining the Central University of Kerala. She participated as a delegate in the London Critical Theory School in July 2013. She has participated in many national and international conferences and presented papers. Her areas of specialization are Comparative Literature and Women and Gender Studies. She has guest-edited the special issue of Samyukta: A Journal of Gender and Culture on Early Women’s Magazines in Malayalam (2022). Her recent works include “Hunger as a Political Critique: Memories as Resistance in M. Kunhaman’s Ethiru” in Contemporary Voice of Dalit (Sage, Apr. 2022) and “Ecofeminism and Its Impasses: Women Writing Nature in Malayalam Literature” published in the volume Indian Feminist Ecocriticism(Lexington Books, 2022) edited by Douglas A. Vakoch and Nicole Anae. Her current work is in the area of life writing.

Parvati Menon (Vol.6 No.2(2022)): Curriculum developer and teacher trainer who received her Master’s in International Education Development from Columbia University, USA. She is currently employed as a Senior Curriculum Architect at LEAD, Mumbai, where she works with teachers and students from low-income and affordable private schools across India. She has also collaborated with the Kerala State Government and the University of Leeds, UK, to integrate tribal art forms with the school curricula. Her tryst with education began when she worked with students in government schools in Chennai while doing a fellowship with Teach for India.

PRIYA JOSE K. (Vol.5 No.1(2020)): Assistant Professor of English at Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. She has translated from Malayalam into English and vice versa and is also published widely.

P.K. SREEKUMAR (Vol.5 No.1(2020)): Assistant Professor of English at Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. He is a prominent critic in cultural studies who has published extensively in English and in Malayalam.

VARSHA BASHEER (Vol.2 No.2(2017)): Affiliated Faculty (Visiting Fellow) with the IRDP (Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project) run by the Centre for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley, USA where she has been cooperating with a global group of faculty to share methodology, analysis, and theory across the boundaries of “European” and “Asian” studies and to connect interfaith alliances, to build an understanding and peaceful coexistence.

MARGOT BADRAN (Vol.2 No.1(2017)): Historian and Feminist Studies scholar specializing in the Middle East and Islamic world. She is presently a senior fellow at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her research on feminism goes back to the 1960s in Egypt and continued in the 1970s when she was working on her D. Phil. at St. Antony’s College, Oxford which resulted in her book Feminists, Islam, and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt. She co-edited Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing. She published Feminism in Islam and Secular and Religious Convergences; Feminism beyond East and West: New Gender Talk and Practice in Global Islam and also edited Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law.  She has taught courses on Middle Eastern secular feminisms and Islamic feminism at universities around world. She has given lectures and talks in many countries and is currently working on a book on Islamic Feminism that will assess its thirty-year history and present developments.

ARYA MADHAVAN (Vol. 1 No. 2 (2016)): Senior Lecturer/ Programme Leader, School of Fine & Performing Arts, College of Arts, University of Lincoln, U.K. Arya specializes in researching and writing on Indian Theatre, with particular reference to Kudiyattam, the oldest existing theatre form in the world. She is a Kudiyattam performer with over twenty years of performance experience from both India and UK. Her research and writing focuses on the aesthetics and praxis of Kudiyattam, with an intention to develop new theoretical concepts derived from its practice.  

SNEJA GUNEW (Vol. 1 No. 1 (2016)): Professor Emerita at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice (GRSJ) at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She has published widely on multicultural postcolonial and feminist critical theory and was Director of the Centre for Research in Women’s and Gender Studies (2002-7) and North American editor of Feminist Theory (Sage 2006-10). Her books include Framing Marginality: Multicultural Literary Studies (1994) and Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of Multiculturalisms (Routledge 2004). Her current work is on comparative multiculturalisms and diasporic literatures and their intersections with national and global cultural formations.

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