Vineeta Singh, Ph.D.- Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Harris Hall-Fifth Floor

Vineeta Singh joined the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and the VCU community in Fall 2021. She has previously taught at the University of Maryland College Park, the College of William & Mary, and the University of California in Santa Barbara and San Diego. She completed her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego in 2018 with a dissertation historicizing contemporary conversations around 'diversity, equity, and inclusion' in higher ed by placing today’s controversies and confrontations in the context of 400 years of U.S. racial democracy.

Her teaching and research are grounded in critical and abolitionist university studies. She serves as Associate Editor of Ethnic Studies Review, a UC Press journal, and is currently curating submissions for a distributed special issue titled “Abolitionist Pedagogies, Pedagogical Labor,” exploring how to build pedagogies, classrooms, and institutions grounded in radical traditions of feminist, queer, abolitionist, and decolonial world-making.

Publications While at VCU: 

“In the University [Archive] But Not of It: The Foundation of the Hampton Institute and the Forgetting of Abolition Democracy” Critical Ethnic Studies. 8 No 1 (2022).
“COVID 19 and the Urgency of the Interdisciplines in the Corporate University” Feminist Formation Special Issue "Time, Urgency, and Collaboration in the Corporate University" Feminist Formations. 34 No. 1 (2022): 295-317
“Inclusion or Acquisition? Learning about Justice, Education, and Property from the Morrill Land-Grant Acts” Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. 43 No. 5 (2021): 419-439.    

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