Vrushali Patil

Vrushali Patil

Chair of Department

Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies


BA, University of Alabama, Sociology, 1997
Graduate Certificate, University of Maryland, College Park, Women's Studies, 2004
PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, Sociology, 2006


Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 301
Tel: 305.348.4418 | patilv@fiu.edu

I write and teach at the intersection of gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and historical sociology. I have published in Ethnic and Racial Studies; Sociological Theory; Signs; Theory and Society; Gender & Society; Journal of Historical Sociology; Annals of Tourism Research; Tourism Geographies, Comparative Studies in Society and History; and Sex Roles, among others journals. I am currently working on a book entitled Empire and the Social Construction of Sex, Gender and Sexuality: From Societies to Webbed Connectivities. My previous book is Negotiating Decolonization in the United Nations: Politics of Space, Identity and International Community (2008; Routledge).

Curriculum Vitae