Moon Charania

Author and Professor

Moon Charania is an Associate Professor of International Studies and Comparative Women’s Studies at Spelman College.Dr. Charania is a feminist theorist whose research explores the psychosocial dimensions of the lives of women of color – she investigates social, political, and intimate issues in relation to violence and care, gender and sexuality, racism, and the diasporic experience. She is the author of two books, Archive of Tongues: An Intimate History of Brownness (Duke University Press, 2023) and Will the Real Pakistani Woman Please Stand Up: Empire, Visual Culture, and the Brown Female Body (McFarland 2015). Charania is also the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including, among others, the Emory University Psychoanalytic Society, the Emory University James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, and a Fulbright Specialist Appointee. In the fall, she will be the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton University. She is beginning a new book project on brownness and femicide. 


TOPICS: Women & Girls of Color, Race, Identity, Sexuality

In the News


Faces of PRIDE 

Read More 


Is Massachusetts Shaming Divorced Parents?

Read More

American Library paris

Read More