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Fulbright Senior Specialist: Chandra Mohanty

Posted on October 13, 2005 by Administrator

Women’s Studies at UL has been successful in its application for a Fulbright Senior Specialist. The Fulbright Senior Specialist programme aims to encourage long-term collaborative relationships, foster affiliations between U.S. and foreign institutions, provide expert advisors and lecturers on a variety of subject areas as well as curriculum and faculty development and institutional planning issues. Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty will make three 2-week visits to Women’s Studies at UL in 2006 under this Fulbright scheme.

Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Professor of Women’s Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University. Since the 1986 publication of her essay ‘Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses’ her work has been required reading in many disciplines and has been translated into 10 languages. Her latest book Feminism without Borders: Declonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity has been published in India and translated into Korean. She is also series editor of ‘Comparative Feminist Studies’ for Palgrave/Macmillan.

Professor Mohanty’s scholarship, consulting and editorial work has focused on the development of an interdisciplinary, multicultural, transnational knowledge base in gender studies. Her books, public lectures, faculty workshops and consultancies address the central question of gender justice in a transnational, globalised world. Professor Mohanty’s work, while acknowledging how globalisation has led to exciting and potentially problematic knowledge exchanges between countries in the North and South, locates gender justice at the centre of thinking about democracy, development and multiculturalism.

As Senior Fulbright Specialist with Women’s Studies at UL Professor Mohanty will spend three 2-week periods acting in an advisory role with Women’s Studies faculty in developing our research strategy and reviewing our graduate programmes. She will also give at a public lecture during one of her visits.