12th Annual Research Symposium Keynote
Chandra Talpade Mohanty
2 March, 4 PM
Taft Research Center
Department Chair and Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, Sociology, and the Cultural Foundations of Education & Dean's Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University. Dr. Mohanty is a world-renowned expert in Transnational Feminist Theory, Feminist Studies of Colonialism, Imperialism and Race, Anti-Racist Education and Pedagogies of Dissent, and Privatization, and Anti-Capitalist Critique. Her scholarship focuses on the politics of difference and solidarity; the relation of feminist knowledges and scholarship to organizing and social movements, mobilizing a transnational feminist anti-capitalist critique; decolonizing knowledge, and theorizing agency, identity and resistance in the context of feminist transborder solidarity. Her current work examines the politics of neoliberalism and in the academy and in social movements.
Dr. Mohanty is the author of several dozen articles and Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2003), she is also the co-editor of Sage Handbook of Identities (Sage Publications, 2010), Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism (Zed Press, 2008), Feminist Genealogies (Routledge, 1997), and Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Indiana University Press, 1991), and the Series Editor of Gender, Culture and Global Politics, as well as Comparative Feminist Studies. Among her numerous accolades, Dr. Mohanty has received honorary Doctorates from Wooster College (2012) and Lund University Sweden, (2008).