Books & Articles

Highlights of Dr. Saraswati’s work:

  • received 2013 National Women’s Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa book award
  • was included in Meridians’ 20th Anniversary Issue, highlighting works that are the most impactful in the past twenty years based on “citation rates, downloads, and readings across multiple sites (Project Muse, e-Duke Journals, Academia, Research Gate, Google Scholar).”
  • was noted as one of the most downloaded articles in the journal Gender, Work & Organization in 2017/2018
  • was mentioned as one of the five exemplary dissertations in Women’s Studies, in Sally Kitch and Mary Fonow’s article, “Analyzing Women’s Studies Dissertations: Methodologies, Epistemologies, and Field Formation,” published in Signs (2012).

Books

Journal Articles

    • Saraswati, L.A. “Cosmopolitan Whiteness: The Effects and Affects of Skin-Whitening Advertisements in Transnational Women’s Magazine in Indonesia.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 19.S1 (2020): 363-388.
    • Saraswati, L.A. “Why Non-Story Matters: A Feminist Autoethnography of Embodied Meditation Technique in Processing Emotional Pain.” Women‘s Studies International Forum 73 (2019): 1-7.
    • Saraswati, L.A.”People, Promises, and PhD Programs in Women’s Studies.” Feminist Studies 44.2 (2018): 400-408.
    • Saraswati, L.A. “The Gender Politics of Human Waste and Human-as-Waste: Indonesian Women Migrant Workers and Elderly Care in Japan.” Gender, Work & Organization 24.6 (2017): 594-609. (One of the most downloaded articles in the journal 2017/2018)
    • Saraswati, L.A. “La Douleur Mise en Scène: Excès Affectif et Sexualité Des Femmes Asiatiques Dans Le Cyberespace.” Trans. Nicole G. Albert. Diogène. 2.254/255 (2016): 204-228.
    • Saraswati, L. A. “Wikisexuality: Rethinking Sexuality in Cyberspace.” Sexualities 16.5/6 (2013): 587-603.
    • Saraswati, L. A. “Malu: Coloring Shame and Shaming the Color of Beauty in Transnational Indonesia.” Feminist Studies 38.1 (2012): 113-140.
    • Saraswati, L. A. “Why Beauty Matters to the Postcolonial Nation’s Masters: Reading Narratives of Female Beauty in Pramoedya’s Buru Tetralogy.” Feminist Formations 23.2 (2011): 111-131.
    • Saraswati, L. A. “Cosmopolitan Whiteness: The Effects and Affects of Skin-Whitening Advertisements in Transnational Women’s Magazine in Indonesia.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 10.2 (2010): 15-41.
    • Saraswati, L. A. “GABRIELA: Gerakan Perempuan Sebagai Mobilisator Massa di Filipina” (“GABRIELA: Women’s Movement and Mass Mobilization in the Philippines”). Jurnal Perempuan (Women’s Journal) 14 (2000): 27-45.

Book Chapters

      • Nish, J., K. Williams, and L.A. Saraswati. “Marching, Teaching, and Crossing Borders: A Transnational Conversation.” In L. A. Saraswati and B. Shaw, eds. Feminist Theory Reader, 2020. 426-431.
      • Saraswati, L.A. “Cosmopolitan Whiteness: The Effects and Affects of Skin-Whitening Advertisements in Transnational Women’s Magazine in Indonesia.” Reprinted in Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ed. L. Ayu Saraswati, Barbara Shaw, and Heather Rellihan. Oxford UP, 2017.
      • Saraswati, L. A. “Wikisexuality: A New Category of Sexuality in the Virtual World.” Reprinted in Introducing the New Sexuality Studies. Ed. Steven Seidman and Nancy Fischer. Routledge, 2016.
      • Saraswati, L. A. “Malu: Coloring Shame and Shaming the Color of Beauty in Transnational Indonesia.” Feminist Studies 38.1 (2012): 113-140. Reprinted in Kaleidoscope of Gender, Ed. Joan Spade and Catherine Valentine. Sage, 2016.
      • Saraswati, L. A. “Digital Gender Story Project: Teaching Gender in the Digital Age.” Feminist Cyberspaces: Pedagogies in Transition. Ed. Sharon Collingwood, Alvinia Quintana, and Caroline Smith. Newcastle, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 137-159.
      • Saraswati, L. A. “Tetralogi Buru, Kecantikan Perempuan dan Maskulinitas Pascakolonial” (“Buru Tetralogy, Female Beauty and Postcolonial Masculinity”). Pola dan Silangan: Jender dalam Teks Indonesia (Pattern and Intersectionality: Gender in Indonesian Texts). Ed. Lisabona Rahman. Jakarta: Yayasan Kalam and HIVOS, 2007. 63-94.
      • Saraswati, L. A. “Kekerasan Negara, Perempuan, dan Refleksi Negara Patriarkis” (“State Violence, Women, and Patriarchal State”). Negara dan Kekerasan Terhadap Perempuan (State and Violence Against Women). Ed. N. I. Subono. Jakarta: Yayasan Jurnal Perempuan (Women’s Journal Foundation), 2000. 33-56.

Other Publications

Dr. Saraswati has also published short fictions in Indonesian magazines such as Aneka and Swara Kartini.

At a writing residency, https://faberllull.cat/en/resident.cfm?id=38657&url=l-ayu-saraswati.htm

Some articles are available here: https://manoa-hawaii.academia.edu/AyuSaraswati