Transnational Justice and Gendered Vulnerability: Feminist Politics and (Im)possible Solidarities
Lecture by Professor Nikita Dhawan (University of Innsbruck)
In recent discussions on gender justice, there has been increasing focus on transnational feminist networks as facilitating “solidarity across borders”. In the face of growing global interdependence, the hope is that a transnational citizen’s movement could potentially galvanize global co-operation in overcoming gender violence and promoting gender equality. In this lecture professor Dhawan argues that while new modes of collective agency can emerge by drawing on gendered vulnerability as a site of political agency, “global sisterhood” can inadvertently also function as a technology of neoliberal governmentality. Against this background, her talk will critically engage with the prospects and limits of global gender justice from a postcolonial perspective.
About the lecturer
Nikita Dhawan is Professor of Political Science (Political Theory and Gender Studies) and Director of the Research Platform Gender Studies: "Identities – Discourses – Transformations" at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Previously she was Director of the “Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies” (2009-2016), Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Her research focusses on transnational feminism, global justice, democracy and decolonisation. A central focus lies with the historical, economic, socio-political and cultural links between Europe and the post-colonial world. Her work analyzes the ambivalent legacy of the European Enlightenment for the postcolonial world and seeks to pursue an alternative postcolonial-queer-feminist intellectual history of key concepts.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. The event will be followed by drinks.
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