Roksana Badruddoja, PHD
Roksana Badruddoja, PHD
Department : Sociology
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PHD, Rutgers, St U NJ: Livin
MA, Rutgers, St U NJ: Livin
MBA, American University
BS, University of Illinois
Dr. Roksana Badruddoja, a second-generation Bangladeshi-American, received her terminal degree in sociology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Before joining Manhattan College as an Assistant Professor of Sociology, she was the Vice President of Research for the Partnership for the Homeless in NYC. Up until then, she was an Assistant Professor in the Women's Studies Program at California State University, Fresno. She teaches courses on feminist research methods, women of color in the U.S., feminist activism, race and ethnicity, sociology of gender, and representations of women.
Dr. Badruddoja's research in the areas of race and ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, and culture, and how these impact South Asian-American women has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. These include the National Women's Studies Association Journal, the Journal of the Association of Research on Mothering, the International Journal of Sociology of the Family, and the International Review of Modern Sociology. She is the author of Eyes of the Storms: The Voices of South Asian-American Women (2013) and is now working on an anthology about the South Asian Diaspora in North America, entitled Bittersweet: Decolonizing the South Asian Diaspora.
- Women’s and Gender Studies and Feminist Theory
- South Asian American Studies
- Critical Race Theory and Ethnic Studies
- Queer Studies
- Post-Colonial Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Citizenship and Nationalism
- Feminist Ethnography
Publications & Professional Activities
Badruddoja, R. (2013). Eyes of the Storms: The Voice of South Asian-American Women (Second Revised Edition). San Diego, CA: Cognella Press.
*Selected by Audible.com to be distributed as an audio book in May 2013.
*Selected by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) for exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art from August to October 2012
*Selected by the South Asian Literary and Theatre Arts Festival (SALTAF) for exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in November 2011
Badruddoja, R. (ed.) (Under Review). Bittersweet: Decolonizing the South Asian Diaspora. Mumbai, India: Zubaan.
*Selected by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) for a book reading at the annual conference on February 29, 2012.
Invited Author Badruddoja, R. (In Press). “Invisible Identities: The Under-heard & Under-theorized Identities of the Women of Katakhali.” In Her Words: Storytelling with Saris by Monica Jahan Bose. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Samhati.
Badruddoja, R. (2008, Summer). Queer Spaces, Places, and Gender: The Tropologies of Rupa and Ronica. Feminist Formations (formerly known as National Women’s Studies Association Journal or NWSAJ), 20:2,156-88.
*Outstanding Faculty Publication of the Year, Fresno State in Spring 2009
Badruddoja, R. (2008, Spring). The Yonic Myths of Motherhood: An Autoethnography. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering (JARM), Special Edition: Caregiving and Carework: Theory and Practice), 10.1.
Badruddoja, R. (2006, Spring). “Resisting the White Pole: A Feminist Ethnographic Study, Second-Generation South Asian-American Women, U.S. Racialization Projects, and the Arranged Marriage.” International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 32,1:19-60.
Badruddoja, R. (2006, Spring). “White Spaces and Brown Traveling Bodies: A Project of Reworking Otherness.” International Review of Modern Sociology, 32,1:1-34.
Invited Author Badruddoja, R. (2010). Dowry, Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice, edited by Tamsin Bradley, Emma Tomalin, and Mangala Subramaniam (2009), London & New York: Zed Books Limited. Gender & Society, Vol. XX, No. X.
Invited Author Badruddoja, R. (2008, April). ’Good’ Muslim, ‘Bad’ Muslim. The Undercurrent, 2,12,19. [Local Community Newspaper, Fresno, CA]
Invited Author Badruddoja, R. (2008, Oct-Nov). Brief History of South Asian Emigration to the U.S. Porshi, 8:7. [Annual Bangladeshi-American Community Magazine published by Bay Area Bangladeshi Association]
Graduate Student Journal
Badruddoja, R. (2005, Fall). “Color, Beauty, and Marriage: The Ivory Skin Model.” South Asian Graduate Research Journal (SAGAR), 15:43-79.
Honors & Awards
Women of Color Caucus Essay Award, National Women's Studies Association, June 2005
- American Sociological Association since 2000
- National Women’s Studies Association since 2003
- South Asian Literary Association since 2005
- Pacific Sociological Association from 2007-2012
- Sociologists for Women in Society since 2012
- Eastern Sociological Association since 2012
- Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association since 2013
- Council on Contemporary Families since 2013
Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) since 2013
Museum of Motherhood (M.O.M.) since 2013
Public Lectures/Conference Papers/Presentations (partial list since 2009)
“Inimtemigrate: The South Asian Diaspora,” a paper presentation at the Ninth International Conference in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, June 11-13, 2014, Vancouver, Canada.
"South Asian Diasporic Fiction: Project of Empire and Consolidation of the American
Nation-State," a paper presentation on Asian American Literature at the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA), November 1-3, 2013, San Diego, CA.
“Symbolic Pollution: Towards a Formal Sociological and Feminist Perspective on Menstruation,” a paper presentation at the 108thannual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 10-13, 2013, New York, NY.
“Bittersweet Voices: Decolonizing the South Asian Diaspora,” a paper presentation at the Sociologists for Women in Society, August 10-13, 2013, New York, NY.
Invited Speaker “Queering South Asians,” a lecture at Trikone’s DesiQ 2013, University of California San Francisco Mission Bay, July 4-6, 2013, San Francisco, CA.
“Performing Motherhood and Maternal Ideologies,” a paper presentation at the M.O.M. Conference, Museum of Motherhood, May 2-4, 2013, New York, NY.
Invited Speaker "Immigrant Families as They Really Are: South Asian-American Women and the Tropes of Intimate Partnership," a guest speaker at the 16th annual conference for the Council of Contemporary Families, University of Miami, April 5-6, 2013.
Invited Speaker “Eyes of the Storms: Voices of South Asian-American Women,” a book reading at the 15th anniversary exhibit of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), Queens Museum of Art, August 11, 2012, Queens, NY (Exhibit Dates: August 11, 2012–October 7, 2012).
Invited Speaker “From Backpack 2 Briefcase: A Professional How-To For Women,” a guest speaker at Fresno State, April 29, 2012, Fresno, CA
“Shifting Intimacies: A Reading by South Asian Diasporic Writers,” a book reading at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference, February 29-March 3, 2012, Chicago, IL.
Invited Speaker “Eyes of the Storms: The Voices of South Asian-American Women,” a book reading at the annual South Asian Literary and Theatre Arts Festival (SALTAF), National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, November 4-5, 2012 Washington DC (Event sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History & Embassy of India, Washington, D.C.; panelists included Nina Godiwalla, author of Suits, and Aatish Taseer, author of Noon).
“Concerns of the South Asian Diaspora: Brown Women’s Bodies, Culture, and Marriage,” a paper presentation at the 40th annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 20-23, 2011, Madison, WI
“Queer Theory, Gender, and Race,” a panel moderator & “The Multicultural Beast,” a paper presentation at the 21st annual meeting of the California Sociological Association, November 13-14, 2010, Riverside, CA.
Invited Speaker “Navigating the Professional Opportunities Maze: Women in the Workplace,” a guest speaker at the American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers & Architects, Stanford University, December 6, 2010, Palo Alto, CA.
“The ABCD Conundrum: Women, Marriage, and Alternative Formations of Power,” a paper presentation at the 31st annual Central California Research Symposium, Fresno State, April 13, 2010, Fresno, CA.
Invited Speaker “South Asian Americans Negotiating Queer Identities,” a paper presentation at the Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute, Fresno State, April 28, 2009, Fresno, CA.
Invited Speaker “Racial and Ethnic Imaginary: Barack Obama and the Meanings of Blackness,” a guest lecture at the Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, January 10, 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Asistio, A. (2012, January 11, 7 & 11 pm). “Michelle Obama Dismissed ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image.” Expert interview for Central Valley’s News Station KSEE24, Fresno, CA.
Makkar, V. (2010, August 20). “South Asian Women in America Talk Sex, Break Myths.” Expert interview for e-article published in Women’s Feature Service.
Miller, T. (2009, December 9). “Campus May Cut Multicultural GE Requirements.” Expert interview for The Collegian, student-run newspaper serving the Fresno State community.
Rezapour, A. (2008, June 6, 2:30 pm). Common Ground. Expert interview for radio talk show, KFCF 88.1 FM, Fresno Free College Foundation, Fresno, CA.
Phadnis, Rohina. (June 2005). “Being Fair-Skinned in Today’s World.” Expert interview for ABCDLady.
Francis C. Assisi. (June 22, 2004). “Color Complex in the South Asian Diaspora.” Article citation for Model Minority: A Guide to Asian American Empowerment.
Malinconico, Joe. (July 11, 1999). “ABCDs play out their cultural confusion on film.” Expert interview for The Star-Ledger, Tinton Falls, NJ.
Editorial Review Boards
Feminist Formations (ISSN 1040-0656) since April 2008
Scientific Journals International (SJI) (ISSN 1556-6757) since May 2007
Soc 150 Roots: Sociology
Soc 302 Race and Ethnicity
Soc 399 Sociology of Gender