Manu Karuka

Associate Professor of American Studies, and affiliated faculty with Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Barnard College

Manu Karuka is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Barnard College, where he has taught since 2014. He studies imperialism, and anti-imperialism, and he teaches courses on imperialism, Indigenous critiques of political economy, cultural studies, and liberation. He is the author of Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad (University of California Press, 2019). With Juliana Hu Pegues and Alyosha Goldstein he co-edited a special issue of Theory & Event, “On Colonial Unknowing,” (Vol. 19, No. 4, 2016) and with Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, and Sujani Reddy, he co-edited The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power (NYU Press, 2013).