Balbir K. Singh is Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her PhD from the University of Washington in 2016, and held an appointment in 2016-17 as Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Departments of Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Currently, Balbir is at work on her first book, Militant Bodies, which looks at the visual culture and body politics of Muslims and Sikhs under the rise of global Islamophobia. Her scholarly and teaching interests include Asian and Arab American cultural studies, comparative racialized religions, transnational feminist studies, visual culture, anti-colonial and anti-imperial thought, and queer studies. She has published articles for the journals Sikh Formations and Critical Ethnic Studies. Her latest essay, “The Commodity Fetish of Modest Fashion” is out in October 2017 in QED: A Journal of GLBTQ World-Making.