about

Althea Sircar is a political theorist who works on questions of
embodiment, identity, suffering, and community. Her research focuses
on how affective experiences shape political subjectivity, identity,
and difference, including issues around race, ethnicity,
(non-)religious belief, and gender. She is currently writing on
cinematic images of racialized subjectivity, phenomenological theories
of human and non-human life, and on affective political community and
the politics of life in the work of Michel Henry. Her research and
teaching interests include: postcolonial and decolonial theory;
critical higher education studies; race and racialization;
intersectional feminist/queer theory; and critical approaches to
humans, animals, and cyborgs. Beginning in September, 2020, she will be an assistant professor of political science at the University of Redlands, in California.

© 2019 Althea R. Sircar. Photo Credit: Frances Quin Schaeffer.