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Neel Ahuja

Neel Ahuja, Ph.D.

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Visiting Professor, American Studies

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Research Expertise

Critical Race Theory
Cultural Studies
Decolonial Feminisms
Feminist Science Studies
Medical Humanities
Postcolonial Feminisms

Neel Ahuja is Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland with appointments in the American Studies Department and the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, where he is Interim Graduate Director. Neel teaches a variety of courses in critical race and ethnic studies, feminist science studies, disability studies, and environmental humanities. His research explores the relationship of the body to the geopolitical, environmental, and public health contexts of colonial governance, warfare, and security. Neel is the author of two books, Bioinsecurities: Disease Interventions, Empire, and the Government of Species (2016) and Planetary Specters: Race, Migration, and Climate Change in the Twenty-First Century (2021).