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Natassja B. Gunasena
Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III '63 Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2060 Office Location: McCook 320
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Trinity College faculty member since 2020
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Texas at Austin
M.A., Univ. of Texas at Austin
B.A., Minnesota State Univ.

Natassja B. Gunasena holds a Ph.D in African and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.  Her research emphasizes the transnational in African and Asian diasporic formations of gender and sexuality. At Trinity, she teaches courses on war and empire, histories of the global south, and queer and feminist perspectives on diaspora and immigration. Her pedagogy highlights student-centric learning, interdisciplinarity, and the use of art, film, and narrative in contesting the boundaries of traditional archives. She is currently at work on her manuscript, tentatively titled, Queer Readings of Black Orientalism.