Key Research Areas
Transnational Feminism, Postcolonial Theory, Hindi and Urdu language and literature, and Marxist-feminist analyses of literaryand visual cultures of the South Asian Diaspora.
Anita Anantharam joined the University of Florida's Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research as Assistant Professor 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, and food and culture. She is the editor of Mahadevi Varma: Political Essays on Women,Culture, and Nation a volume of translations, and has recently published a book titled Bodies that Remember: Women's Indigenous Knowledge and Cosmopolitanism in South Asia with Syracuse University Press (2012) which is a comparative study of anti-state poetry from India and Pakistan during key moments of religious revitalization in the twentieth century.