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SJ Sindu (Sinduja Sathiyaseelan)

 

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Location: HW 315A

Biography

SJ Sindu is a Tamil-American author and educator. Sindu’s first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Debut Fiction, was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the VCU First Novelist Award. Her second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, is forthcoming in 2021 from Soho Press. Sindu holds an M.A. in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in English from Florida State University.

Education

PhD in English (Florida State University), MA in English (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Affiliations

AWP, Mensa

Teaching Interests

Fiction writing, creative nonfiction, novel writing, hybrid forms, gender and sexuality, queer studies, trans studies, postcolonial studies

Research Interests

Narratology, queer theory, postcolonial theory

Publications

Creative Writing:

 Blue-Skinned Gods (novel, Soho Press, 2021)

Marriage of a Thousand Lies (novel, Soho Press, 2017)

I Once Met You But You Were Dead (chapbook, Split Lip Press, 2016)

Critical Writing:

“Women vs. modernity in Rajinikanth’s Tamil-language films: the mother, the good woman, the modern virgin, and the angry feminist.” Studies in South Asian Film and Media. Forthcoming 2019.

“Negotiating the Bi-nary: Strategic Ambiguity and the Non-Nameable Identity in the Classroom.” Writing on the Edge. Fall 2014.