“Coming to Understand: Orgasm and the Epistemology of Ignorance,” is part of the Philosophy Department’s commitment to the study of gender, sexuality, and feminism. Co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.
When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 4:00 pm
Where: Browsing Room, Knight Library
Who: Anjali Arondekar, University of California, Santa Cruz
Anjali Arondekar is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research engages the poetics and politics of sexuality, geopolitics and historiography. Her first book, For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India (Duke University Press, 2009), won the 2010 Alan Bray Memorial Book Award for best book in lesbian, gay, or queer studies in literature and cultural studies from the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association. Her current book project, Lyrical Summonings: Sexuality, Historiography, South Asia, grows out of her interest in the figurations of sexuality, ethics and collectivity in colonial British and Portuguese India.