Visiting Scholar in Race and Ethnicity Associate Professor in the English Department at Wayne State University[email protected]
Sarika Chandra specializes in the areas of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Studies, Globalization Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies with emphasis on Comparative Racialization, Im/Migration, Imperialism, Critical Theory, Environmental and Food Politics. She is the author of Dislocalism: The Crisis of Globalization and the Remobilizing of Americanism. Her publications have appeared in various volumes and journals including American Quarterly, Cultural Critique, and Modern Language Notes.
Her current research maps the relationship between racialization and capitalism. She is at work on two projects. The first, Race and Value, developed with Christopher Chen, retheorizes the political economy of comparative racial formation. Historicizing dominant understandings of race, this book-length study traces several persistent impasses generated by the often-discrepant ways that critics define their basic categories of analysis. The second project, Race After Representation situates questions of race in the U.S. within a broader global context and attempts to rethink race and antiracism outside of a nationalist framework.