Rovel Sequeira is a doctoral candidate in English, with an affiliation in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently completing his dissertation project on the colonial histories of sexual science and literary forms in turn-of-the-20th century India. His other interests include the global histories of queer politics, the history of science, and literary modernisms in the post/colony.
He has taught an advanced junior research seminar on the "Sexual Drives of Colonialism and Fascism" in the English department and co-taught an "Introduction to Queer Theory" in the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program. He was a co-organizer of the graduate working group Latitudes studying issues of race, empire and postcolonialism at the University of Pennsylvania from 2016-18.
Before arriving at Penn, he spent a year in Dijon teaching English as a second language to native French speakers, and interning at the Indian publishing house Queer Ink. He completed his M.A. degree in English at St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi (2014) and his B.A. (Hons.) degree in English at St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai (2012)