Vrushali Patil

Global and Sociocultural Studies

Office: SIPA 329

Phone: 305.348.4418

Email: patilv@fiu.edu

Chair: Global and Sociocultural Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Vrushali Patil is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University.  She writes and teaches at the intersection of gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial/decolonial studies, and historical sociology.  She has published in Ethnic and Racial Studies; Sociological Theory; Signs; Theory and Society; Gender & Society; Journal of Historical Sociology; Annals of Tourism Research;Tourism Geographies, Comparative Studies in Society and History; and Sex Roles, among other journals. Her latest book is titled Webbed Connectivities: The Imperial Sociology of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality (2022, University of Minnesota Press).  

Areas of Expertise

Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality; Global Historical Sociology; Gender, Sexuality and Empire; Transnational/Postcolonial/Decolonial Feminism; Critical Media Studies; Critical Tourism Studies


PhD, University of Maryland, 2006