Our next CGS Seminar with Dr. Sara Salem (LSE) is on Decolonisation and Radical Solidarity: Transnational Feminism and the Postcolonial Project
Transnational feminism and the postcolonial project
@ Khalili Lecture Theatre on 31 January between 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This talk explores the question of transnational feminist solidarity in the particular historical moment of decolonisation. I explore how radical and alternative notions of transnational feminism were developed and explored during this historical moment, that transcended categories of class, race, nation, and gender. I show how feminists negotiated tensions between nationalism and feminism; nationalism and internationalism; and feminism and race/empire. Through these negotiations, we see the emergence of a radical and anti-colonial form of transnational feminism that can give us a new lens through which to understand decolonisation and the postcolonial era.
Sara Salem is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics. Sara’s research interests include political sociology, postcolonial studies, Marxist theory, feminist theory, and global histories of empire and imperialism. She has recently published articles in journals such as Signs; Interventions: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies; Review of African Political Economy; and the European Journal of Women’s Studies, among others.