NIAS Public Lecture: "Academic Feminism, Public Feminism, and #MeToo" by Prof. Ashwini Tambe, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560 012



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Academic Feminism, Public Feminism, and #MeToo 



Prof. Ashwini Tambe

University of Maryland-College Park



 Chairperson: Dr. Hemangini Gupta, NIAS



Date:               Friday, 13th July, 2018

Time:               4:00 PM (Coffee/Tea at 3.30 PM)

Venue:             Lecture Hall, NIAS


Abstract:   Ashwini Tambe's talk explores three analytical questions about the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment: What is going on? Why has it happened at this historical juncture? And what forms of feminism have been overlooked in the coverage of the movement? In particular, the talk explores how academic feminism might sharpen and expand our understanding of the movement, especially on matters related to race, sex, and power.


About the Speaker: Ashwini Tambe is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland-College Park and affiliate faculty in the History department and Asian American Studies program. She is also the editorial director of Feminist Studies, the oldest US journal of feminist interdisciplinary scholarship. Her interests include transnational feminist theory, modern South Asian history, and sexuality studies. Her previous books include Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay (2009, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press/New Delhi: Zubaan) and The Limits of Colonial Control in South Asia: Spaces of Disorder in the Indian Ocean (2008, London: Routledge) coedited with Harald Fischer-Tiné, both of which feature Bombay as a central character. Her current work, supported by SSHRC and NEH grants, offers a transnational history of legal age standards for sexual consent in India.



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All are cordially invited




For further information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Hemangini Gupta<>

Friday, July 13, 2018