“The Color of Randomness was brown”
University: University of Florida
Organization(s): American Studies Association, Association for Asian American Studies, Faculty for Justice in Palestine
Malani is a Professor of English at the University of Florida and author of The Politics of Voice: Liberalism and Social Criticism from Franklin to Kingston (1992), U.S. Orientalisms: Race, Nation and Gender in Literature, 1790-1890 (1998) and Locating Race: Global Sites of Postcolonial Citizenship (2009). In addition to this, Malani also co-edited Messy Beginnings: Postcoloniality and Early American Studies (2003), Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (2007) and Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus (2009) and directed In His Own Home (2015), a documentary which has won several awards.
Malani’s essays have appeared in American Quarterly, Cultural Critique, SIGNS, American Literature, and Social Text. At the University of Florida she is the faculty advisor of Students for Justice in Palestine and has also founded a chapter of Faculty for Justice in Palestine at UF. She has been involved with helping SJP students bring speakers to campus and organizing events to bring about awareness of Palestinian occupation. Malani has also taught courses on comparative settler colonialism which include Hawai’I, Algeria, and Palestine. She is on the Organizing Committee for the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) and worked on the American Studies Association campaign to pass a resolution to support the academic boycott of Israeli institutions.