Serena Nanda

Serena Nanda

Professor Emerita
Phone number: 
212.237.8293
Room number and address: 
9.63.31 NB

Bio

Serena Nanda is professor emeritus of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. In addition to co-authoring two textbooks, Cultural Anthropology, and Culture Counts, her published works include Neither Man nor Woman: the Hijras of India, winner of the l990 Ruth Benedict Prize; Gender Diversity: Cross Cultural Variations 2nd edition, 2014; and Cultural Pluralism and Law (with Jill Norgren), now in its 3rd edition. She is also the associate editor of the gender section of the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (2015). Nanda has written two anthropological murder mysteries, Gift of a Bride, and Assisted Dying. She is the author of many journal and encyclopedia articles on the hijras, gender diversity, arranged marriage in India, museum studies and teaching anthropology. Her forthcoming book, Love and Marriage: Cultural Diversity in Changing World will be published by Waveland Press in 2019.