O.P. Jindal Global University, India
Rukmini Pande is an Assistant Professor in Literary Studies at O.P Jindal Global University, India. She is currently part of the editorial board of the Journal of Fandom Studies and Mallorn: The Journal of Tolkien Studies and has been published in multiple edited collections including the Wiley Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies and The Routledge Handbook of Popular Culture Tourism. She has also been published in peer reviewed journals such as Transformative Works and Cultures and The Journal for Feminist Studies. Her monograph, Squee From The Margins: Race in Fandom, was published in 2018 by the University of Iowa Press. Her upcoming edited collection, Fandom, Now In Color: A Collection of Voices, brings together cutting-edge scholarship on race/ism in fandom. It is projected to be out by the end of 2020.
Read some recent articles by Pande:
"'Yes, the Evil Queen is Latina!': Racial dynamics of online femslash fandoms" / Transformative Works and Cultures
"How (not) to talk about race: A critique of methodological practices in fan studies" / Transformative Works and Cultures
"Squee from the Margins: Interview with Rukmini Pande" / Confessions of an Aca-Fan blog with Henry Jenkins