Rajbir Singh Judge


Dr. Judge wearing black in front of a green bush


Ph.D., University of California, Davis

M.A., University of California, Davis

B.A., California State University, Chico

Contact Information


Office: FO2-113


Rajbir Singh Judge is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach. He specializes in intellectual and cultural history of South Asia with a particular emphasis on Punjab and the Sikh tradition.

Learn more at https://www.rajbirjudge.com/

Selected Publications

“Birha: Approaching a Poetics Beyond the Human,” in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (Forthcoming).

“Reform in Fragments: Sovereignty, Colonialism, and the Sikh Tradition in Modern Asian Studies (Forthcoming).

“Formations of the Corridor: A Border Christology” in Theory & Event (Forthcoming).

“Critique of Archived Life: Toward a Hesitation of Sikh Immigrant Accumulation,” co-authored with Jasdeep Singh Brar, positions: asia critique 29, no. 2 (2021): 319-346. https://doi.org/10.1215/10679847-8852098

“The Invisible Hand of the Indic,” Cultural Critique 110 (2021): 75-109. https://doi.org/10.1353/cul.2021.0003

What is Called Ghostly?: A Mother’s Story,” in Milestones: Commentary on the Islamic World. Review Symposium on Alan Klima’s Ethnography #9. January 21, 2021. https://www.milestonesjournal.net/ethnography-9-1/2020/8/29/review-singh

“Mind the Gap: Islam, Secularism, and the Law” in Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences 29 no.1 (2020): 179–202. https://doi.org/10.1215/10418385-8241949

“There is No Colonial Relationship: Antagonism, Sikhism, and South Asian Studies” in History & Theory 57, no. 2 (2018): 193-215. https://doi.org/10.1111/hith.12057

“Dusky Countenances: Ambivalent Bodies and Desires in the Theosophical Society” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality 27, no. 2 (2018): 264-293. https://doi.org/10.7560/JHS27203



Theory and History (HIST 302)

Contemporary World History (HIST 396)

Foucault and His Critics (HIST 450/550)

Senior Seminar (HIST 499)