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S.S. Sandhu

Associate Professor of English, Social and Cultural Analysis;
Director, Draper Program;
Director, Asian/Pacific/American Studies

D.Phil 1998 (English Literature), Oxford; M.A. 1994, (English Literature) Warwick; M.A. 1993 (English Literature), Oxford.

Office Address: 

20 Cooper Square, 4th floor New York, New York (US) 10003

Office Hours: 

Spring 2016: By Appointment only


(212) 998-3692


(212) 995-4019

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Toil; avant pulp; Asiatica; off-kilter Englishness; artists' books; topographics; listening; the cinematical; migrant aesthetics; poetics and sociology of sport; Sweden.


S.S. Sandhu is the author of Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night (winner of 2008 DH Lawrence International Prize For Travel Writing). He makes radio documentaries for the BBC, runs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University, and is a film critic (he was named Critic of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2005). His writings have appeared in a number of publications including the London Review of Books, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Du, The Wire, Sight and Sound, Bidoun, Gastronomica, The Australian, Modernism/ Modernity, New York, The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement.


Other Musics (MoMA PS1, 2016)

The Edge is Where the Centre is: David Rudkin and Penda's Fen, ed./intro (Texte and Töne, 2014; expanded 2nd edition 2015)

Nothing's Too Good For The Common People: The Films of Paul Kelly, ed./intro (Texte and Töne, 2013)

The Twilight Language of Nigel Kneale, ed./intro (Texte and Töne, 2012)

Leaving the Factory: Wang Bing's 'Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks', ed. (Texte and Töne, 2009)

Texte und Töne: Zeitschrift zum Kopfschütteln, ed. (Texte and Töne, 2008)

Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night (Verso, 2007)

I'll Get My Coat (Book Works, 2005)

Wasafiri journal, 'Global Cinema' special issue, ed. (2004)

London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined A City (HarperCollins, 2003)

Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation. Writings In The British Romantic Period, vol. 1, ed. (Pickering and Chatto, 1999)

Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters (National Portrait Gallery, 1997)

Updated on 10/05/2016