Tara L. Atluri

Tara L. Alturi

Tara L. Atluri is an assistant professor at York University, Canada, specializing in women’s studies. She completed a PhD in sociology at York University, Toronto and postdoctoral studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As a student and research assistant at the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus (now the Nita Barrow Unit), she developed an interest in gender and sexuality in the Caribbean. It was there that she published her first scholarly piece, an undergraduate paper entitled, “When the Closet is a Nation? Heterosexism, Homophobia and Nationalism in the Caribbean” included in Issue 9, CRGS. Her research interests include race, gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, and popular and visual cultures.