Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Nikita Dhawan – “Transnational Justice and Gendered Vulnerability” Lecture November 7

Opening of the lecture series FEMINISMS FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH in the WS 18/19

Transnational Justice and Gendered Vulnerability: Feminist Politics and (Im)possible Solidarities

Prof. Nikita Dhawan (JLU Gießen)

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 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.

November 7 2018, 6pm c.t.
Auditorium (Hörsaalzentrum), HZ 15
Campus Westend
Goethe-University

Organized by the Focus ‘Süd/Süd- und Geschlechterforschung’

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