Chandra Talpade Mohanty offers a postcolonial, anti imperialist feminist critique that connects struggles for liberation across different geographies and develops a vision for transnational feminist praxis and solidarity work. She'll examine three securitized regimes, the USA, Israel, and India, and three specific geopolitical sites the US/Mexico, Israel/ Palestine and India/Kashmir as zones of normalized violence. She will argue that at these sites, neoliberal and militarized state and imperial practices are often sustained by development/peacekeeping/humanitarian projects, thus illuminating the new contours of securitized states that function as imperial democracies.
Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University. Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge. She is a member of the advisory boards of Signs, A Journal Of Women in Culture and Society, Transformations, The Journal of Inclusive Pedagogy and Scholarship, Feminist Africa (South Africa), Asian Women (Korea), Feminist Economics, and the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. She is author of Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2003 and Zubaan Books, India, 2004; translated into Korean,2005, Swedish,2007, and Turkish, 2009, Japanese,2012 and Italian, 2012), and co-editor of Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Indiana University Press, 1991), Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Routledge, 1997), Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, (Zed Press, 2008), and The Sage Handbook on Identities (Sage Publications, 2010). Her work has been translated into Arabic, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Slovenian, Hindi, Czech, and Japanese.