Jaspal Kaur Singh, professor of English at Northern Michigan University (NMU), received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in Comparative Literature. She was a Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa, James S. Coleman African Studies, UCLA (1998-1999). She is a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award at Northern Michigan University (2009-2010). Currently, Professor Singh is a Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar based in New Delhi, India and is teaching a graduate course on Apartheid and Post-apartheid South African Literature at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her research project focuses on the representation of Sikhs in Literature and Culture and her monograph is tentatively entitled, Gendering Nations: The Construction of Sikh Homelands in Indian and Diasporic Imaginations.
Professor Singh authored a monograph entitled, Representation and Resistance: Indian and African Women’s Texts at Home and in the Diaspora (U of Calgary Press, 2008); co-edited two anthologies: Indian Writers: Transnationalisms and Diasporas; Trauma, Resistance, Reconciliation in Post-1994 South African Writing; and an assistant editor of Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now. Her ongoing project includes an anthology on contemporary Turkish Literature and Culture, tentatively entitled, Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemporary Turkish Literate and Culture, which she began as part of the NMU’s Middle Eastern Team in 2011.
She also published peer-reviewed critical articles/essays, creative work (short stories and poetry) in various journals and anthologies: