February 6th, 2013
Soli Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies with Dr. Inderpal Grewal, Yale University
“Bureaucracy and Masculinity in India after Independence”
Thursday, Feb 28th at 5:00pm
Shapiro Admissions Center, Presentation Room
Our Spring 2013 lecture, entitled “Bureaucracy and Masculinity in India after Independence” will feature Prof. Inderpal Grewal from the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Yale University. This talk will analyze four memoirs written by administrative officials in India who moved from the British Indian Civil Service into the Indian Administrative Service after Independence.
Dr. Grewal’s research interests include transnational feminist theory; gender and globalization, human rights; 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) andTransnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms(Duke University Press, 2005). Currently she is working on a book length project on the relation between feminist practices and security discourses.
This event is sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program and the Brandeis-India Initiative. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public, and the space is wheelchair-accessible.