Assistant Professor

Dr Anu Kuriakose

Department of English


  1. Gender Studies (LGBTIQA+, Intersectional Feminism)
  2. Film, Media & Cultural Studies
  3. English Language Teaching and Professional Communication



University of Calicut,
Certificate in Communicative English


University of Calicut
BA English Language & Literature


University of Calicut
MA English Language & Literature


University of Kerala
Bachelor of Education


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram


  • 18 December 2020- 30 June 2021 - Ad-hoc Faculty – NIT Calicut
  • 01 July 2020 - 17 December 2020 – Guest Lecturer – Govt. College Kinanoor Karindalam Kasargode
  • 17 July 2019 – 30 June 2020 – Faculty on Contract – NIT Puducherry
  • 01 December 2014 – 31 March 2015 - Guest Faculty – IDE, University of Kerala

Research Interest

  • Representational politics and performance space of transgender people in Malayalam cinema and other forms of visual cultural texts
  • Community formations through digitally networked trans national associations of LGBTIQA+ and allies
  • Transcorporeality, transgender perspectives in environmental humanities
  • Gender inclusive practices in academic writing, technical and professional communication

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2015 - NET JRF – University Grants Commission
  • 2015 - Research Grant – IIST (Dept. of Space, Govt. of India)
  • 2013 – K SET – Govt. of Kerala
  • 2012 – NET - University Grants Commission


  • Faculty Member, Inter Asia Cultural Studies Society, Hong Kong


  • “The Hetero-Normalisation of Transgender Identity: A Critique of Njan Marykutty.” Anu Kuriakose [Single Author] Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Forthcoming in 2021)
  • “Intimations on Transgender Life: Reading the Autobiography of Vijayarajamallika.” Anu Kuriakose [Single Author]. Diotima’s: A Journal of New Readings 11, 67-80 (2020)
  • “Let Us Tie a Legal Knot: Marriage, Family, and Transgender Identity in Malayalam Films” Anu Kuriakose [Single Author]. Ala, November (2020)-online
  • “Construction and Contestation of Identity and Politics: Transgender People in Contemporary Malayalam Cinema.” Anu Kuriakose [Single Author]. South Asian Popular Culture 18(3), 283-289 Routledge: UK (2020)
  • “Of Transgender Bodies that Matter: Queering the Media Narratives in Kerala.” Anu Kuriakose [Single Author]. Alteritas: An EFLU Journal of Literary Inquiry 1(1), Hyderabad 67-88 (2019)
  • Book Chapter: “Masculinity without Men: Reflections on the Invisibilization of Female to Male Transgender Identities in Kerala” Anu Kuriakose [Single Author] Gender and Politics, 18-27 Pravda Books: Thiruvananthapuram (2019)
  • “Subversive Gender Performance in Kottankulangara Temple Festival.” Anu Kuriakose [Single Author] Journal of Dharma 43(2), Bangalore 169-188 (2018)
  • “Queering Space Transforming Kerala: An Analysis of the Cultural Politics in the Emergent Queer Pride Parades and Allied Trans Beauty Pageants.” Anu Kuriakose and Gigy J Alex Littcrit 44 (2), 88-96 (2018)
  • “The Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic on Employment and Livelihood Opportunities of Trans Community in Kerala, Anu Kuriakose and Vinshy PK, Nova Publishers: New York (Forthcoming in 2021)

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