Bhanu Kapil

Associate Professor
Core Faculty


BA in Interdisciplinary Studies - Core Faculty


MA, State University of New York–Brockport
BA, Loughborough University

Bhanu Kapil has written five full-length works of poetry/prose: The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006; new edition forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press, 2017), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), Schizophrene (Nightboat Books, 2012), and Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat Books, 2016).  She can be found on Twitter: @thisbhanu.

Her work unfolds at the intersection of performance, prose and bodywork (questions of embodiment, memory and trauma). In 2012, she was a delegate to the World Conference of Cultural Psychiatry in London, U.K., where she spoke on immigrant narratives, resilience factors, and experimental forms.  This Fall (2017), she is the culminating plenary speaker for the British Columbia Nurses' Union annual human rights conference, where she will speak to themes of belonging and care.