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
Invites you to a
Academic Feminism, Public Feminism, and #MeToo
Prof. Ashwini Tambe
University of Maryland-College Park
Chairperson: Dr. Hemangini Gupta, NIAS
Date: Friday, 13th July, 2018
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<NIASurban@gmail.com>