THE NEW YORK COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES
Dr. Roksana Badruddoja is a member of the 2015-2017 inaugural cohort of the The New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholars program, a highly competitive selection process that results in a 30-member group. The program seeks to form a group of individuals who want to contribute to and benefit from a statewide community of public intellectuals.
Dr. Badruddoja offers the following presentations:
1. The Fantasy of Normative Motherhood: The Myths of Motherwork & Contesting Maternal Ideology
2. South Asian Diasporic Fiction: Project of Empire and Consolidation of the American Nation-State
3. South Asian American Women: Rupturing the “Third World Woman” and the Meanings of “Arranged Marriage”
To request Dr. Badruddoja as a New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholar speaker for an event, please click here.
COUNCIL ON CONTEMPORARY FAMILIES
The Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families. A central purpose of CCF is to help the media find experts in various arenas of family research and practice (see “Find an Expert“).
Dr. Badruddoja is a former member of the Board of Directors (2013-2015) and is available to the media as an expert in Asian American Families:
Badruddoja. R (2014). “South Asian-American Women: “Marrying the Traditional with the Modern” (Gender, Work, and Relationships). In Unconventional Wisdom: News You Can Use, Volume 6: A Survey of Recent Family Research and Clinical, Joshua Coleman and Stephanie Coontz (eds.). 2014 Unconventional Wisdom V.6
To request Dr. Badruddoja as a Council on Contemporary Families Expert speaker for an event, please click here.
SAMPLE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Invited Keynote Speaker
“Worn Out! Motherwork in the Age of Austerity,” key note speaker at the annual Women’s History Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, March 6-7, 2015, Bronxville, NY.
“The Fantasy of Normative Motherhood,” a talk at the annual meeting of the Museum of Motherhood, April 30-May 2, 2015, Bronx, NY.
“Gender-Queering the South Asian Diaspora: Challenging Normative Spatial Powers,” a lecture and workshop at the annual meeting of the Muslim GLBTQ Retreat, May 23-26, 2014, Philadelphia, PA.
Maternal Ideology & State Control of Women’s Bodies,” a talk at the annual meeting of the Museum of Motherhood, March 6-8, 2014, New York, NY.
“Queering South Asians,” a lecture at Trikone’s DesiQ 2013, University of California San Francisco Mission Bay, July 4-6, 2013, San Francisco, CA.
“Immigrant Families as They Really Are: South Asian-American Women and the Tropes of Intimate Partnership,” a guest speaker at the 16th annual meeting of the Council on Contemporary Families, April 5-6, 2013, University of Miami, FL.
“Eyes of the Storms: Voices of South Asian-American Women,” a book talk at the Women and Gender Studies Brown Bag Series, November 6, 2013, Manhattan College, Bronx, NY.
“Eyes of the Storms: The Voices of South Asian-American Women,” a book reading at the annual South Asian Literary and Theatre Arts Festival, 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).
“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, Queens Museum of Art, August 11, 2012, Queens, NY (Exhibit Dates: August 11, 2012–October 7, 2012).
“From Backpack 2 Briefcase: A Professional How-To For Women,” a guest speaker at Fresno State, April 29, 2012, Fresno, CA.
“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.
“South Asian Americans Negotiating Queer Identities,” a paper presentation at the Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute, Fresno State, April 28, 2009, Fresno, CA.
“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.
“South Asian Diasporic Fiction: Project of Empire and Consolidation of the American Nation-State,” a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, November 12-15, 2015, Milwaukee, WI.
“Rupturing the ‘Third-World-Woman’ and Arranged Marriage,” a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, February 27-29, 2015, Manhattan, NY. (Also Session Presider.)
“Mothering, Love, and Labor: New Feminist Perspectives,” a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, November 13-16, 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“The South Asian Diaspora & Queer Spaces: Challenging Normative Spatial Powers” & “Contesting Motherhood, Mothering, and Maternal Ideology,” paper presentations at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, February 20-23, 2014, Baltimore, MD.
“Contesting Maternal Ideology: The Yonic Myths of Motherhood” & “Decolonizing the South Asian Diaspora,” paper presentations at the winter annual meeting of the Sociologist for Women in Society, February 6-9, 2014, Nashville, TN.
“Diasporic Fiction: Project of Empire and Consolidation of the Nation-State,” a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the South Asian Literary Association, January 8-9, 2014, Chicago, IL.
“Symbolic Pollution: Towards a Formal Sociological and Feminist Perspective on Menstruation,” a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association & “Bittersweet Voices: Decolonizing the South Asian Diaspora,” a paper presentation at the Sociologists for Women in Society at ASA, August 10-13, 2013, New York, NY.
“Performing Motherhood and Maternal Ideologies,” a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Museum of Motherhood, May 2-4, 2013, New York, NY.
“Shifting Intimacies: A Reading by South Asian Diasporic Writers,” a book reading at the annual meeting of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, February 29-March 3, 2012, Chicago, IL.
“Queer Theory, Gender, and Race,” a panel moderator & “The Multicultural Beast,” a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association, November 13-14, 2010, Riverside, CA.
“The ABCD Conundrum: Women, Marriage, and Alternative Formations of Power,” a paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Central California Research Symposium, Fresno State, April 13, 2010, Fresno, CA.
SELECTED EXPERT INTERVIEWS
“Sociology Professor at Manhattan College Redefines What ‘Mom” Really Means” by Christine Loughran, Communications Coordinator, Manhattan College, May 2015.
“What Does It Mean to Be a Woman in America” by Hayley Matthews, Editor-In-Chief, DatingAdvice.com, February 2015.
“We Can Do It! Study Up on Motherwork this March in NYC” by Angela Tolosa, Co-founder, CityTot.com, March 2015.
“Women & Lasallian Mission Month.” In Her Campus Manhattan by Lisa Angelis, Manhattan College, April 2015.
“Colleges Struggle To Stem The Tide Of Sexual Misconduct On Campus.” In The Riverdale Press by Tanisia Morris, October 2014.
“Mother Studies Championed at Manhattan College.” In The Riverdale Press by Maya Rajamani, October 2014.
“Saris, Journal, and a Video Triptych: Art To Inspire Social Change.” In Dhaka Courier (31:2) by Cultural Correspondent, July 2014.
“An Impressive Installation of Saris, Journals, Sounds, and Videos.” In eindependentbd by Cultural Correspondent, July 2014.
“Michelle Obama Dismissed ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image.” In Central Valley’s News Station KSEE24 by A. Asistio, January 2012.
“South Asian Women in America Talk Sex, Break Myths.” In Women’s FeatureService by V. Makkar, August 2010.
“Campus May Cut Multicultural GE Requirements.” In The Collegian by T. Miller, December 2009.
Expert interview for radio talk show, Common Ground (KFCF 88.1 FM), by A. Rezapour, June 2008.
EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARDS
- Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering (ISSN 1488-0989) since September 2013
- Gender & Society (ISSN 0891-2432) since September 2013
- Feminist Formations (ISSN 1040-0656) since April 2008
- Scientific Journals International (ISSN 1556-6757) since May 2007
- Museum of Motherhood (M.O.M.) since 2013
- Society for Mother Studies since 2015
GOVERNING COUNCIL POSITIONS
National Women Studies Association
(NWSA) – Elected to be Co-Chair for Women of Color Leadership Project
(WoCLP), 2015; Conflict Resolution Committee Chair, elected term 2014-2016; Elections Committee, elected term 2008-2010; and Conflict Resolution Committee, elected term 2005-2007
- 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