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Toward a Feminist Critique of the Advanced Neoliberal Security State

Toward a Feminist Critique of the Advanced Neoliberal Security State
170 St. George Street, JHB 100
Time: Sep 10th, 3:00 pm End: Sep 10th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Political Science, Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Communications, 2000-
Lecture by Inderpal Grewal, Yale University

The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies is pleased to present:

Inderpal Grewal, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University

Towards a Feminist Critique of the Advanced Neoliberal Security State

In this paper Professor Grewal examines the specificities of neoliberal security in India, and the relation between neoliberalism and the security state. She argues that the forms of protest that have emerged in recent years against the state, one against sexual violence and one against corruption, are useful in showing the ruptures of security, the policing of protest through media productions, and the necessity for critiques of power and authority that are, again, deeply transnational.

Inderpal Grewal is Professor of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale University. She is also Professor in South Asian Studies, the Ethnicity, Race and Migration Studies Program and the American Studies Program. She is author of Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire and Cultures of Travel (Duke, 1996), and Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms (Duke, 2005). She is co-editor (with Caren Kaplan) of Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices (University of Minnesota Press, 1995), and Introduction to Women's Studies: Gender in a Transnational World (McGraw Hill, 2001, 2005). With Victoria Bernal, she has edited Theorizing NGOs: States, Feminisms, and Neoliberalisms (Duke University Press, 2014). Her areas of research include feminist postcolonial theory, cultural studies of South Asia and its diasporas, and contemporary global feminist movements.

This event is free and open to all.  Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at (416) 946-8464.

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