Faculty and Staff

Gayatri Gopinath, Director

Gayatri Gopinath is Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She works at the intersection of transnational feminist and queer studies, postcolonial studies, and diaspora studies, and is the author of two monographs: Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Duke UP, 2005), and Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke UP, 2018). She has published numerous essays on gender, sexuality, and queer diasporic cultural production in journals such as Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, GLQ, Social Text, and positions.

Muna Diaf, Associate Director

Muna Diaf holds an MA in Near Eastern Studies from the Hagop Kevorkian Center at NYU and a BA in Sociology from UC Berkeley.

You can email her at muna.diaf@nyu.edu