Lecture: "Series Intersecciones/Interseções/Intersections: Latin American Feminisms and the Challenge of Decoloniality"
Mon, November 19, 2012 • 3:00 PM • GEB 4.214
Prof. Claudia de Lima Costa will place Latin American postcolonial feminisms in conversation with those academics/activists who claim the need to decolonize feminist knowledges. By emphasizing an intersectional approach to understand the gendered character of coloniality, decolonial feminists are seeking innovative ways of articulating new epistemoogies or saberes propios. However, in these debates little attention has been given to the issue of the travels and translations of decolonial feminisms in Latin America. In focusing on the vexed issue of translation, she will explore how the decolonial turn in Latin American feminisms may avoid being entrapped in a coloniality of decoloniality.
Clauda de Lima Costa teaches literary theory, feminist theories, and cultural studies at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. She is one of the co-editors of Brazil's premier feminist studies journal, Revista Estudos Feministas. Her current research focuses on the feminist decolonial turn in Latin America as part of a larger project on the travels and translations of feminist theories in the Americas. She is also co-editor, with Sonia E. Alvarez and other feminist scholars, of the forthcoming book Translocalities/Translocalidades: Feminist Politics of Translation in the Latin/a Americas (Duke University Press).
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