Women & Gender Studies Institute

Slutwalk Couture: The Postcolonial Politics of Feminism Lite

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies presents: Slutwalk Couture: The Postcolonial Politics of Feminism Lite with Ratna Kapur
Date: March 15, 2012
Time: 12:30pm-2:00p.m.
Location: Croft Chapter House, University College

Please bring your lunch; beverages and dessert provided.

Ratna Kapur is a faculty member of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Geneva. She was a Coca-Cola World Fund Faculty Fellow at Yale Law School in 2010. She practised law for a number of years in New Delhi, and now teaches and publishes extensively on issues of international law, human rights, feminist legal theory and postcolonial theory. She was the Senior Gender Advisor with the UN Mission in Nepal during the transition period from 2007-2008. She has also been a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University and Harvard Law School. She has held a distinguished Chair in Human Rights at Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, as well as the Endowed Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker and Hostetler Chair in Law at Cleveland Marshal School of Law. Professor Kapur also works as a legal consultant on issues of human rights and international law for various organizations. Her latest books include “Erotic Justice: Law and the New Politics of Postcolonialism”(Cavendish, 2005) and “Makeshift Migrants: Gender, Belonging and Postcolonial Anxieties” (Routledge, 2010).

This event is co-sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies Institute, theĀ Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and the Centre for Criminology and Sociological Studies.