Madhavi Menon is Professor of English at Ashoka University. She earned her Bachelors and Masters in English from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and her PhD from Tufts University. Prior to joining Ashoka, she taught at Ithaca College and American University.
Her latest book is titled The Law of Desire (Speaking Tiger, 2021). She is also the author of Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India (Speaking Tiger, 2018), and several books on queer theory , as well as editor of Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (Duke University Press, 2011).
Professor Menon’s research interests include, among other things, Queer Theory, Renaissance Literature, and Shakespeare. Broadly, Professor Menon works with questions of sexuality, desire, gender, politics, and identity.