Karen Levin Coburn '63 Lecture in Gender Studies

Thursday, September 25, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Palamountain Hall Gannett Auditorium
Event Type
Gender Studies

Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University.  Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge.  She is author of  Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2003 and Zubaan Books, India, 2004; translated into Korean,2005,  Swedish,2007, and Turkish, 2009, Japanese,2012 and Italian, 2012), and co-editor of  Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Indiana University Press, 1991),   Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Routledge, 1997),  Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, (Zed Press, 2008), and The Sage Handbook on Identities (co-edited with Margaret Wetherell , 2010).  Her work has been translated into Arabic, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Slovenian, Hindi, and Japanese.  

She is a member of the advisory boards of Signs, A Journal Of Women in Culture and Society, Transformations, The Journal of Inclusive Pedagogy and Scholarship, Feminist Africa (South Africa), Asian Women (Korea), Feminist Economics, and the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies.   Ms. Mohanty is a steering committee member of the Municipal Services Project (municipalservicesproject.org), a transnational research and advocacy group focused on alternatives to privatization in the Global South, a founding member of the Democratizing Knowledge Collective at Syracuse University, and Coordinating Team member of the Future of Minority Studies Research Project  (fmsproject.cornell.edu).  She has worked with three grassroots community organizations, Grassroots Leadership of North Carolina, Center for Immigrant Families in New York City, and Awareness, Orissa, India, and was a member of the “Indigenous and Women of Color Solidarity delegation to Palestine” in June 2011.  Mohanty served as a consultant/evaluator for the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Ford Foundation, and UN Women.  She is series editor of  “Comparative Feminist Studies” for Palgrave/Macmillan.

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