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Crystal Parikh

Associate Professor of English , Social and Cultural Analysis ; Director of PhD

Ph.D. 2000 (English Language and Literature), M.A. 1995, University of Maryland, College Park; B.A. 1992, University of Miami.

Office Address: 

244 Greene Street, Room 505 New York, NY 10003

Office Hours: 

Spring 2015: Tuesdays, 11am-12:15 @ 20 Cooper Sq, room 412 Thursdays, 2:00-3:15 @ 244 Greene Street room 505 and by appointment





Areas of Research/Interest: 

Asian American literature and studies; Latino/Chicano literature and studies; feminist and critical race theory; postcolonial studies; twentieth-century American literature

Curriculum Vitae


Crystal Parikh is an associate professor in the Department of English and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She received her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her areas of research and teaching include Asian American studies, Latino studies, critical race theory, theories of gender and sexuality, and twentieth-century American literature. Professor Parikh has recently published An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature and Culture with Fordham UP and is currently working on a new book about human rights discourses and contemporary U.S. writers of color.

An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature and Culture (2009, Fordham UP)

"Ethnic America Undercover: The Intellectual and Minority Discourse." Contemporary Literature 43: (Summer 2002): 249-284.

"'The Most Outrageous Masquerade': Queering Asian American Masculinity." Modern Fiction Studies 48 (Winter 2002): 858-898.

"Blue Hawaii: Asian Hawaiian Cultural Production and Racial Melancholia." Journal of Asian American Studies 5 (October 2002): 199-216.

"The Passion: The Betrayals of Elián González and Wen Ho Lee" in Racial (Trans)Formations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States, ed. Nicholas De Genova. Duke UP, 2006.

Updated on 02/05/2015