Feminisms in Latin America Today (Speaker Series) Featuring Faye Harrison
Mon, April 8, 2013 • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • GEB 4th Floor Conference Room (Reception to follow)
"Afro-Feminism(s) and the Politics of Theory in the Globalectical Imagination"
The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies,
The Center for Women's and Gender Studies and The
John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
invite you to
Afro-Feminism(s) and the Politics of Theory in the Globalectical Imagination
Professor of Anthropology & African American Studies
University of Florida.
Monday April 8
11:30AM - 1:00PM Brown Bag Discussion
GEB 4.214, 4th Floor Conference Room
(Reception to follow)
Faye Harrison is a social anthropologist who specializes in the politics and political economy of social inequalities and human rights. She received her PhD from Stanford University (1982). A former Lindsay Young Professor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, she is currently Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of Florida- Gainsville. She has done extensive field research in the U.S., U.K., and the Caribbean, and her research interests and professional activities have also taken her to many other parts of the world, including Denmark, Mexico, South Africa, India and China. She has published extensively, including the book Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age (2008). She Chaired the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences’ Commission on the Anthropology of Women for many years and she currently serves on the IUAES Executive Committee.
This event is part of the Series Intersecciones/Interseções/Intersections: Feminisms in Latin America Today
One of the most powerful interventions in feminist theory at the end of the 20th century was the direct articulation of the notion of intersectionality by women of color in the US who argued that rather than being seen as separate, discrete or additive concepts race, gender, ethnicity and social class needed to be viewed as elements that simultaneously shaped and transformed the lived experience of women (and men). This speaker series, jointly organized by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, explores the way the concept of intersectionality has "traveled" to Latin America by bringing together state of the art feminist research by Latin American feminists or US scholars of Latin America that engages with race/gender/ethnicity from different perspectives.