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Preity Kumar


Preity Kumar
Preity Kumar

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

Couper Hall 109
315-859-3252

Preity Kumar holds a Ph.D. in gender, feminist, and women’s studies from York University, Toronto, Canada. Before arriving at Hamilton College, she taught at the College of New Jersey, York University and George Brown College in Toronto. Her work examines women loving women’s relationships, violence and LGBTQ rights in Guyana and the broader Caribbean. Kumar has published in Journal of Lesbian Studies, the Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies, and co-author two book chapters. Kumar is also a co-founder of Lotus, a non-profit organization in Toronto working with Indo-Caribbean women on gender-based violence and poverty.

Select Publications

  • Kumar, P. “The Cauxin-Femme Binary: Femme Performativity as a Response to Violence in Guyana.” Journal of Lesbian Studies.
  • “Tales from the Field: Myths and Methodologies for Researching Same Sex–Desiring People in the Caribbean,” with Nikoli Attai, K. Nandini Ghisyawan, and Carla Moore, in Beyond Homophobia Centring LGBTQ Experiences in the Anglophone Caribbean, edited by Moji Anderson and Eric MacLeod. Kingston University of the West Indies. 2020
  • “Gender and Sexually Non-Conforming Women in Rural Guyanan: (Un)Mapping Home, Desire, and Belonging.” In B. Schrer (ed.) Queering Paradigms VII: Contested Bodies and Spaces (pp. 121-126) Oxford: Peter Lang Ltd.
  • Ghisyawan, K.N. and Kumar, P.R., 2020. Queer Tactility: Same-sex Intimacies between Women in Chutney and Soca Music. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies, 4(2), pp.87–105. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/marlas.292

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

Ph.D., York University
M.A., York University
B.A., York University

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