Friday, February 24th, 2017
12:20 PM - 01:15 PM
Storrs CampusRowe 122
American Exceptionalism, Advanced Neoliberalism and the Security State: The Geopolitics of Hurricane Katrina
Inderpal Grewal is Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her research interests include transnational feminist theory; gender and globalization; NGO's and theories of civil society; theories of travel and mobility; South Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial feminism. She is the author of Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire and the Cultures of Travel (Duke University Press, 1996) and Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms (Duke University Press, 2005). With Caren Kaplan, she has written and edited Gender in a Transnational World: Introduction to Women's Studies (Mc-Graw Hill 2001, 2005) and Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational: Feminist Practices (University of Minnesota Press, 1994). With Victoria Bernal, she has edited Theorizing NGO's: States, Feminism and Neoliberalism (Duke University Press, 2014). She has forthcoming a book on the relation between security, gender, race and American neoliberalism, entitled "Exceptional Citizens? Advanced Neoliberalism, Surveillance and Security in Contemporary USA" (Duke University Press, 2016). Her ongoing projects include essays on the relation between transnational media, corruption and sexual violence, and a book project on masculinity and power in the memoirs of elite bureaucrats in postcolonial India.
Co-sponsored by the UConn Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute.