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Falguni ShethDirector of Graduate Studies - WGSSAssociate Professor - WGSS

Falguni A. Sheth is Associate Professor in WGSS. She received her B.A. in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, and
her MA and Ph.D. in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. She has published numerous articles and two books, Race, Liberalism, and Economics (coedited, U. Michigan Press, 2004) and Toward a Political Philosophy of Race (SUNY Press, 2009). Her last book considers how racial divisions preserve state power. Her current book project is on interstitiality, which is a rethinking of how group antagonisms and alliances emerge. Her current research also includes work on interstitiality as a counterpart to intersectionality; Foucault’s biopolitics in the context of legal subjectivity; and the emergence and legal construction of Punjabi-Mexicans at the turn of the 20th century and the metaphysics of misrecognition. She is a columnist at, where she writes about National Security, race, and politics. She has written for Alternet, Z-magazine, Truthout, Common Dreams, among other sites. Sheth is an Associate Editor at Hypatia, and served on the Executive Committee of the Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy (SPEP). She has served on the Immigrant Rights Commission of San Francisco and is an organizer of the California Roundtable for Philosophy and Race.


Continental and Political Philosophy | Legal and Critical Race Theory | Philosophy of Race | Post-colonial Theory | Sub-altern and Gender Studies