A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Friday, Nov 4, 3:30 – 5pm
Where: UW Seattle Campus, Thomson Hall, room 317
Piya Chatterjee is a historical anthropologist and an antiracist feminist. She is Chair of Feminist, Gender and Sexualities Studies at Scripps College in the Claremont Consortium in Claremont, CA. She was on the faculty of Women’s Studies at the University of California-Riverside for 18 years. She is particularly interested in interrogating the boundaries between scholarship and activism, social justice and pedagogy. Her first book, A Time for Tea: Women, Labor and Post/Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation was published by Duke University Press in 2001 and Zubaan/Kali for Women Press, New Delhi, in 2003. It received the John Hope Franklin Book Award from the eponymously named center at Duke University. She has co-edited (with Manali Desai and Parama Roy) States of Trauma: Gender and Violence in South Asia (Zubaan, New Delhi, 2010) and (with Sunaina Maira) the edited volume from the University of Minnesota Press, The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent. She has published on pedagogy, labor issues and rural women’s grassroots organizing in journals as varied as Frontiers, Pedagogy, Signs, the Journal of Historical Sociology and the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. She is also series editor of Decolonizing Feminisms, published by the University of Washington Press.