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Episode 137: The Breaks — with Julietta Singh

October 13, 2021
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Host Am Johal is joined by Julietta Singh, an author and Associate Professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond.

In this episode, they talk about the feminist, queer, ecological, and decolonial lens Julietta brings to her work, as well as her newly-released book, The Breaks, which “takes the form of a letter to her young daughter about race, inheritance, and mothering at the end of the world.”

About Our Guest

Julietta Singh

Julietta is the author of three books: No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum Books, 2018), Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements (Duke UP, 2018), and her work of epistolary nonfiction, The Breaks (Coffee House Press and Daunt Books Originals, 2021). 

She is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Richmond, where she teaches courses on decolonial literature, the ecological humanities, and queer studies. Her academic work has been published in South Atlantic Quarterly, Women & Performance, Social Text, Cultural Critique, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality, among others. She is the recent recipient of a 2019-2020 ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship, which she held at Columbia University’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality.

Her first work of creative nonfiction, No Archive Will Restore You, was featured in venues such as The Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour, Lambda Literary, and The Advocate, and was selected as a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and a CLMP Firecracker Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her new book, The Breaks, takes the form of a letter to her young daughter about race, inheritance, and mothering at the end of the world. It will be released in September, 2021

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