Ranjana Khanna
Professor of English

Ranjana Khanna is Professor of English, Women's Studies, and the Literature Program at Duke University. She works on Anglo- and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, and Film, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published widely on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial and feminist theory, literature, and film. She is the author of Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2003) and Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation 1830 to the present (Stanford University Press, 2008.) She has published in journals like Differences, Signs, Third Text, Diacritics, Screen, Art History, positions, SAQ, Feminist Theory, and Public Culture. Her current book manuscripts in progress are called: Asylum: The Concept and the Practice and Technologies of Unbelonging.

Office Hours

Fall 2021 Office Hours:

T 10-11am B193 Smith Warehouse Bay 4/5

Th 2-3pm 304GH Allen Bldg

By appointment over zoom; contact Avery Rhoades for an appointment: avery.rhoades@duke.edu .

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 304GH Allen Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
  • Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

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