Janet Conway on Considering transnational feminism(s): histories, debates, futures

Considering transnational feminism(s): histories, debates, futures

Tuesday, December 1 at 11:00am

By Zoom. Email Tracy at tglynn@stu.ca for the Zoom link.

Since its appearance in the mid-1990s in canonical works by Mohanty (Mohanty et al. 1994; 1997) and Grewal and Kaplan (1994), transnational feminism has consolidated as a widely-utilized and internationally influential analytic in feminist studies. This talk will situate its emergence and development against the politics of feminist solidarities across difference, consider its contributions to that agenda and recent debates about its limitations and lacunae.

Janet Conway is the Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. Conway is a Full Professor of Sociology at Brock University and served as Canada Research Chair in Social Justice at Brock University from 2008-18. Informed by transnational feminist and decolonial critique, Conway’s research agenda focuses on contemporary transnational social justice movements and their significance for democratic social and political life in the face of multiple crises of the present. Conway is the author of Edges of Global Justice: The World Social Forum and Its ‘Others’ (Routledge 2013), Praxis and Politics: Knowledge Production in Social Movements (Routledge 2006), Identity, Place, Knowledge: Social Movements Contesting Globalization (Fernwood 2004) and co-editor of the forthcoming, Cross-border solidarities: feminist perspectives and activist practices (Rowman and Littlefield 2021).

Recommended reading:

Troubling transnational feminism(s): Theorising activist praxis by Janet Conway: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315930473_Troubling_transnational_feminisms_Theorising_activist_praxis

For more information, contact Tracy at tglynn@stu.ca.

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