Lisa Rofel

Lisa Rofel teaches at University of California, Santa Cruz. She writes in the fields of transnational feminist theory and postcolonial feminisms; Chinese feminisms; socialism and post-socialism; transnational capitalism; queer theory and sexuality studies; modernity, desire, and neoliberalism; labor and capital in China; documentary film; grassroots social movements; cosmopolitanism; and China’s historical and contemporary worlding projects. 

She has published Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China After Socialism (University of California 1999), and Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality and Public Culture (Duke 2007). She co-edited Engendering China: Women, Culture and the State (Harvard 1994); The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record (Hong Kong University Press 2010); and Beyond the Strai(gh)ts: Transnationalism and Chinese Queer Politics (special issue of positions 2010). She recently published “The Geopolitics of the New Left in China” (Wang and Lu, eds, China’s New Left, 2012) and “Between Tianxia and Postsocialism: Chinese Contemporary Cosmopolitanism” (Delanty, ed. Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitan Studies, 2012).