November 14, 2018
As the world’s welfare states have come under strain, how have gender expectations continued to evolve in response to new challenges families and communities face around the globe? An upcoming lecture at the University of New England’s Center for Global Humanities will address this and other questions related to female empowerment when scholar Inderpal Grewal presents “The Global Politics of Gender” on Monday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion on the UNE Portland Campus.
As Grewal will discuss, 20th century projects devoted to the empowerment of women tended to focus on reproductive issues, poverty-reduction, and expanding literacy. In the new century, though, new contexts of development have emerged as societies’ overall welfare becomes increasingly dependent on females.
Professor and chair of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Yale University, Grewal is also a professor in Yale’s Ethnicity, Race and Migration Studies program, a member of the South Asian Studies Council, and an affiliate faculty member in the American Studies program.
She is the author of Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire and the Cultures of Travel, Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms, and Saving the Security State: Exceptional Citizens in Twenty-First century America. With co-author Caren Kaplan, she has written and edited Gender in a Transnational World: Introduction to Women’s Studies and Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational: Feminist Practices. With co-author Victoria Bernal, she has edited Theorizing NGO’s: States, Feminism & Neoliberalism.
This is the fifth lecture of the 2018-2019 academic year at the Center for Global Humanities, where events are always free, open to the public, and streamed live online.
For more information, please visit: https://www.une.edu/calendar/2018/global-politics-gender