Nirmal Puwar is part of the sociology department at Goldsmith College, London. Her publications include Space Invaders: Race, Gender and Bodies Out of Place (2004), a co-edited book on South Asian Women in the Diaspora (2003) as well as a special double issue of the journal Fashion Theory on Orientalism (2003, English & Brazilian Portuguese). Nirmal Puwar is part of the editorial collective of the international journal Feminist Review and has contributed to special issues on Globalisation, Fashion & Beauty and Labour Migration. Her work has also been published in a range of journals including Multitudes (2004, in French) and Derrive Approdi (2004, in Italian). Besides her scholarly activities she is involved in art and culture, and has, for instance co-directed a film-based exhibition that is currently being shown at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, London.
Puwar's work is receiving growing recognition, and surprises and inspires her readers:
"Space Invaders is the book we've all been waiting for! Puwar masterfully shows how neither bodies nor the spaces they occupy can be neutral...Her insights are original, her analysis clear and forceful, and the overall result is surprising, convincing and breathtakingly illuminating. Absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in power and politics."
(Professor Moira Gatens, Chair in Philosophy, Sydney University)