Lecturer discusses sites of feminist knowledge production

Women’s studies Professor Chandra Mohanty, Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University, will deliver the fourth lecture in the Feminist Knowledge Reconsidered: Feminism and the Academy lecture series in celebration of York’s 50th anniversary.

Mohanty will discuss “Sites of Feminist Knowledge Production: the Academy and Beyond” on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 2:30pm in the Price Family Cinema, 102 Accolade East Building, Keele campus.

Right: Chandra Mohanty

Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-racist education, and studies of colonialism, imperialism and culture. She is interested in the politics of difference and solidarity; the crossing of borders; the relation of feminist knowledge 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 solidarity.

An internationally renowned feminist scholar and a much sought after speaker, Mohanty is currently looking into the politics of feminist transnationalist praxis in the academy and in social movements.

She is the author of Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2003) and co-editor of Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Routledge, 1996) as well as Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Indiana University Press, 1991).

The lecture is free and no registration is required. It is hosted by York’s Centre for Feminist Research and sponsored by York’s Institute for Feminist Legal Studies.

To find out more and to register for the Centre for Feminist Research’s listserv, e-mail cfr@yorku.ca.