October 29, 2018,  6:30pm, Kelly Skylight Room

Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan in conversation with Neha Vora

An event within the Intellectual Publics series,
convened by Ken Wissoker

In an era of endless war, transnational feminist analyses of authoritarian democracies and neoliberal societies help us to understand militarization and securitization as intrinsic to everyday life. Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan have been in collaborative discussion about imperial cultures of empire for over three decades. They will discuss their works in common and recent monographs with Neha Vora who researches illiberal societies, migration and histories of colonialism. 
Inderpal Grewal is Professor in the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She is also Professor in the Ethnicity, Race and Migration Studies Program, the South Asian Studies Council, and affiliate faculty in the American Studies Program, in Anthropology and in Film and Media Studies. She is the author of Saving the Security State: Exceptional Citizens in Twenty-First century America (Duke University Press, 2017), Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms (Duke University Press, 2005), and Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire and the Cultures of Travel (Duke University Press, 1996). With Caren Kaplan, she has written and edited Gender in a Transnational World: Introduction to Women’s Studies (Mc-Graw Hill 2001, 2005) and Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational: Feminist Practices (University of Minnesota Press, 1994). With Victoria Bernal, she has edited Theorizing NGO’s: States, Feminism and Neoliberalism (Duke University Press, 2014).

Caren Kaplan is Professor of American Studies at the University of California at Davis. Her research draws on cultural geography, landscape art, and military history to explore the ways in which undeclared as well as declared wars produce representational practices of atmospheric politics. Selected publications include Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (Duke University Press, 2018), Life in the Age of Drone Warfare (Duke University Press, 2017), Introduction to Women’s StudiesGender in a Transnational World (McGraw-Hill, 2001/2005), Between Woman and Nation: Transnational Feminisms and the State (Duke University Press, 1999), Questions of TravelPostmodern Discourses of Displacement (Duke University Press, 1996) Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices (University of Minnesota Press, 1994) as well as two multi-media scholarly works, Dead Reckoning and Precision Targets.

Neha Vora is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology at Lafayette College. Her research and teaching interests include migration, citizenship, higher education, South Asian and Muslim diasporas, gender, liberalism, political economy, and the state, in the Arabian Peninsula region and in the United States. She is the author of Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2018) and Impossible Citizens: Dubai’s Indian Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2013).

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