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Koyel Khan

Koyel Khan
Instructional Assistant Professor
  • LASB 355
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Leadership Position
WGST Undergraduate Coordinator
Degree From
Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Department of Sociology

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Culture
  • Globalization


Koyel Khan is currently an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Women’s and Gender Studies program. She received her PhD from the University of Connecticut, with graduate certificates in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and, Human Rights. Her teaching focus is on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, globalization, among others. Her teaching is informed by nonwestern global perspectives and reflects her deep orientation towards social justice.

Representative Publications

  • Desai, Manisha, Rianka Roy, Asmita Asavari, Ruth Hernández-Ríos, and Koyel Khan. 2022. “Writing on Self, Together: Collective Autoethnography as Praxis of Solidarity and Collective Care during the Pandemic.” in Global Feminist Autoethnographies During COVID-19: Displacements and Disruptions, edited by M. Heath, A. Darkwah, J.Beoku-Betts, and B. Purkayastha. London: Routledge.
  • Narayan, Anjana, Bandana Purkayastha, and Koyel Khan. 2021. “Intersectionality and the Study of Religions” in Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion, edited by Steven Engler and Michael Stausberg. London: Routledge.
  • Kibria, Nazli, Bandana Purkayastha, Anjana Narayan, Koyel Khan, and Farhan Navid Yousaf. 2021. “Living Religions Across Transnational Spaces: Experiences of South Asian American Hindu and Muslim Women.Contemporary South Asia 29(2): 243–256.
  • Davis, Georgiann, and Koyel Khan. 2021. “Patches Not Pads: An Intersex Experience with Postsurgical (Pseudo) Menopause.” Pp. 107-120 in Musings on Perimenopause and Menopause: Identity, Experience, Transition, edited by H.Dillaway and L. Wershler. Bradford, Ontario, Canada: Demeter Press.
  • Desai, Manisha, and Koyel Khan. 2020. “Feminist Praxis and Globalization.” In Companion to Feminist Studies, edited by N. Naples.
  • Purkayastha, Bandana, Shweta Adur, and Koyel Khan. 2017. “Performing Indian American Ethnicity in mainstream America” in Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora, edited by R. Hegde and A. Sahoo. London: Routledge.
  • Khan, Koyel. 2020. “Third World and Postcolonial Feminisms/Subaltern” in Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition.