Bakirathi Mani joined the faculty at Swarthmore in 2002. She teaches courses on postcolonial literature and theory, Asian American literature, transnational feminist studies and theories of globalization. Her research on South Asian diasporic public cultures has been published in journals such as Positions, Diaspora, and American Quarterly. She is currently completing two book projects. The first, Becoming South Asian, considers how South Asian Americans inhabit queer relations of identity to U.S. multiculturalism. The second, Ways of Seeing: South Asian American Art and Exhibition Cultures, examines the production, consumption and circulation of diasporic visual culture.