Jasbir K. Puar is Professor of Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of the award-winning Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which has been translated into French and Spanish and re-issued as an expanded edition for its 10th anniversary (Duke University Press, 2017).
Puar’s recently published book, The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (Duke University Press, 2017) was awarded the Alison Piepmeier best book prize in feminist disability studies from the National Women’s Studies Association and the Alan Bray Memorial Award from the Modern Languages Association’s G/LQ Caucus. It takes up the relations between biopolitics, disability, and forms of active debilitation pivotal to the operations of war machines and racial capitalism. The book appears in a new series, ANIMA, which she co-edits with Mel Chen.