Priya Kandaswamy

Priya Kandaswamy
Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department Chair, Edward Hohfeld Professor of Social Sciences
Vera Long 132

Professional Interests: Feminist and queer theory; race, gender, and US welfare politics; women of color in the US; theories of race and sexuality; sexuality and citizenship; geographies of race, gender, and sexuality

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 2010


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
TR2:30 pm-3:45 pmIntro to Women's Studies
TR11:00 am-12:15 pmRace, Sexuality, and the State

Courses Taught

  • ETHS 191: Senior Seminar
  • SAW 001: Summer Academic Workshop for Leaders and Scholars
  • SAW 080A: Summer Academic Workshop Seminar
  • WGSS 071: Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WGSS 072: Introduction to Queer Studies
  • WGSS 101: Feminist and Queer Research Methodologies
  • WGSS 105: Sexuality and the City
  • WGSS 125: The Politics of Care
  • WGSS 135: Race, Sexuality, and the State
  • WGSS 175: Transnational Sexualities
  • WGSS 180A: ST: Queer Ecologies
  • WGSS 180E: Borders, Walls, and Checkpoints: Gendered Geographies of Occupied Palestine
  • WGSS 192: Senior Project