Lecture Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series
Many twentieth-century global projects of development focus on the empowerment of women, on addressing reproductive issues, and on uplift through poverty-reduction and removal of illiteracy. How have these projects fared and how have they changed in the twenty-first century? This lecture will discuss the new contexts of development that have emerged in this century, as so many welfare states are under threat and so many have dramatically increased rates of inequality. What do feminist researchers have to say about these issues, and how has the picture of welfare and gender become dramatically altered in the present.
Inderpal Grewal is Professor and Chair in the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She is also Professor in the Ethnicity, Race and Migration Studies Program, the South Asian Studies Council, and affiliate faculty in the American Studies Program. She is the author of Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire and the Cultures of Travel (Duke University Press, 1996), Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms (Duke University Press, 2005), and Saving the Security State: Exceptional Citizens in Twenty-First century America (Duke University Press, 2017). With Caren Kaplan, she has written and edited Gender in a Transnational World: Introduction to Women’s Studies (Mc-Graw Hill 2001, 2005) and Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational: Feminist Practices (University of Minnesota Press, 1994). With Victoria Bernal, she has edited Theorizing NGO’s: States, Feminism and Neoliberalism (Duke University Press, 2014).
Inderpal Grewal, Theorizing NGO’s: States, Feminism and Neoliberalism (Duke University Press, 2014)
5 p.m. in the UNE Art Gallery (Portland Campus)