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"Sexual Impunity: Struggles for Bodily Integrity in Southern Africa"

Fri, March 22, 2013 • 2:00 AM • Warfield Center – JES A230/ISESE Gallery

Dr. Patricia McFadden, Extraordinary Visiting Professor, Women's and Gender Studies Department, University of the Western Cape, South Africa



The African & African Diaspora Studies Department






"Sexual Impunity: Struggles for Bodily Integrity in Southern Africa"



Dr. Patricia McFadden, Extraordinary Visiting Professor, Women's and Gender Studies Department, University of the Western Cape, South Africa 



Friday, March 22nd


2:00 PM


Warfield Center – JES A230/ISESE Gallery





Patricia McFadden is an African Feminist scholar/activist who lives and works on the African continent and in the global academy.  She currently resides in both Zimbabwe andSwaziland (Southern Africa)- writing and growing most of her own food as a passionate vegan.  Her work ranges across a variety of critical feminist issues – Sexuality, Citizenship and Post-Coloniality, Nationalism and Revolutionary Struggles, and Writing as Resistance on the African continent.  She has published in various journals and anthologies; edited a feminist journal (SAFERE) and several texts; co-authored a book on the changing African Family, and worked as a consultant with the UN, Ford Foundation and the Mellon Foundation among numerous assignments.  Professor McFadden was the Endowed Cosby Chair in the Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman College, Atlanta Georgia from 2005 - 2008; Distinguished Visiting Professor at Syracuse University, co-hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies Departments (2008-2010).  Currently she is affiliated to the Women and Gender Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape as Extraordinary Visiting Professor (2010-2013).  Her latest publications are: ‘Challenges for African Feminism in the Contemporary Moment’ in Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy: Rebuilding Progress , D.Jain & D.Elson (eds), SAGE/IDRC, 2011; ‘Exceptionalism is a Feminist Issue in Southern Africa’ in African Women: A Political Economy, M. Turshen (ed), Palgrave MacMillan, 2010; ‘Re-Crafting Citizenship in the Postcolonial Moment: a focus on Southern Africa’ in Works and Days, 57/58 Spring/Fall 2010, Nos. 1 & 2; ‘Interrogating Americana: an African Feminist Critique’ in Feminism and War: Confronting US Imperialism, R.Riley et al (eds), ZED Books, 2008; ‘Plunder as Statecraft: Militarism and Resistance in Neo-colonial Africa’ in Security Disarmed: Critical Perspectives on Gender, Race and Militarisation, BarbaraSutton et al (eds) Rutgers University Press, 2008




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