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Attneave at Noon - The Unbearable Slowness of Change: Protest Politics and the Erotics of Resistance with Nikita Dhawan

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In this series, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research welcomes gender scholars who are currently visiting campus to present their recent work and works-in-progress. Representing a range of disciplines and career stages, these informal lunches create a space for intellectual conversation about gender research and strengthen our feminist community.

This session will feature Professor Nikita Dhawan to discuss "The Unbearable Slowness of Change: Protest Politics and the Erotics of Resistance."

All Stanford students and community members are welcome, with RSVP.

About the Speaker:

Nikita Dhawan holds the Chair in Political Theory and History of Ideas at the Technical University Dresden. Her research and teaching focuses on global justice, human rights, democracy and decolonization. She received the Käthe Leichter Award in 2017 for outstanding achievements in the pursuit of women's and gender studies and in support of the women's movement and the achievement of gender equality. She has held visiting fellowships at Universidad de Costa Rica; Institute for International Law and the Humanities, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Program of Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley, USA; University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain; Pusan National University, South Korea; Columbia University, New York, USA. Select publications include: Impossible Speech: On the Politics of Silence and Violence (2007); Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (ed., 2014); Reimagining the State: Theoretical Challenges and Transformative Possibilities (ed., 2019); Rescuing the Enlightenment from the Europeans: Critical Theories of Decolonization (forthcoming). She has been awarded the Gerda-Henkel-Visiting Professorship at Stanford University for the Winter academic quarter 2023 and the Thomas Mann Fellowship 2023.

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