This week on Queering Desi, we welcome Kareem Khubchandani, an assistant professor at Tufts University and performance artist also known as LaWhore Vagistan.
The two chat about drag and performance art in queer South Asian spaces, and Kareem opens up about his own experiences and research on the subject. Later, he talks about his upcoming book, "Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife." Finally, the two play a few games, including a rapid fire round and Instagram vs. Reality!
About the guest:
Kareem Khubchandani is the Mellon Bridge assistant professor in the department of theatre, dance, and performance studies, and the program in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Tufts University. He is developing several book projects include: Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife; Decolonize Drag!; Queer Nightlife (co-edited with Kemi Adeyemi and Ramón Rivera-Servera); and Auntologies: Queer Aesthetics and South Asian Aunties. Kareem is also a performance artist working in drag, storytelling, body art, theater, and digital media. He holds a Ph.D. in performance studies from Northwestern University.