Dr. Anita Jain


Anita Nitu Jain earned her PhD in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University, her MA in Counseling from CSU San Diego, and BA in Genetics at UC Berkeley.  Her teaching interests include: colonial/postcolonial history, gender/queer studies, and globalization/transnationalism.  Using India as a focal point, her research examines the relationship between diaspora and nation-state theory, and her most recent work expands Antonio Gramsci's theories on subalternity and hegemony.  She has previously taught at Scripps College and Loyola Marymount University.  In her prior careers, she was co-Director of the Community Learning Network, consultant for the National Conference of Community and Justice, the Interim Associate Director of Residential Life at Cal Poly Pomona, and worked in research labs at Cedars-Sinai and the Scripps Institute.  She is presently on the board of Crossroads, a non-profit organization that helps formerly incarcerated women transition back to their communities.