Churnjeet is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. Her research falls into two broad areas: travel writing and heritage, and studies of race and sexuality. Much of her work to date has focussed on heritage in conflict and narratives of cultural memory and amnesia. Her first book approached this issue through an overview of British women’s writing about Greece in the wake of its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Churnjeet has a special interest in the way sections of national history are ‘erased’ from view, especially in the context of sites connected to heritage or tourism. Alongside this, she has developed an interest in queer travel writing and tourism, especially in the context of race and faith.