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Sanjam Ahluwalia

When: Wed, Mar 20 2019 4:00pm

Where: Willard Room, Zimmerman Library

Rethinking the Feminist Canon:  Transnational and Women of Color Feminist Scholarship in the Neoliberal American Academy

Sanjam Ahluwalia will present a lecture on anti-foundational feminist interventions by women of color across transnational, Indigenous, Black, and Chicana feminisms. Inspired by and in conversation with Third World feminisms, U.S. based feminisms of color destabilize internalized sexual, gendered, racist patterns of thought, and are central to rethinking the politics of knowledge production within the neoliberal North American Academy. 

Sanjam Ahluwalia

After the public lecture, Dr. Ahluwalia will facilitate a discussion on two articles, “Can the Subaltern Speak?” and “Abortion and Gay Marriage: Sexual Modernity and its Dissonance in Contemporary World.” Reception at the University Club, 6:30-7:30 PM

Sanjam Alhuwalia is a Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and History at Northern Arizona University. She currently serves as the Director of WGS program at NAU. She is the author of Reproductive Restraints:  History of Birth Control in India, 1877-1947 and numerous essays and articles.

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Sponsored by: Institute for American Indian Research, Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, Feminist Research Institute, Art & Ecology Program, & American Studies