Postcolonial Feminisms and the Ethic of Care: South-to-South Dialogues
Asian and Latin American Studies Symposium

DATES:
Symposium-April 8, 2011
Workshop-April 9, 2011

LOCATIONS:
April 8, Symposium: A425 Parran Hall
April 8, Film Screening: 4130 Posvar Hall
April 9, Workshop: 3610 Posvar Hall

Click here to view the 2010 workshop photos!

Postcolonial Feminisms and the Ethic of Care: South-to-South Dialogues is the inaugural symposium by the Asian and Latin American Women's Studies working group. We are convening for the second year to further develop the project.

This project will bring together leading scholars in Asian and Latin American studies to create new understanding and knowledge in the areas of gender, race, and class.  The purpose of this project is to deepen the understanding of the postcolonial human conditions, and produce new knowledges in the overdetermined process of  subjectivities by exploring intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and class at various localities in Latin America and Asia. 

Latin America and Asian linkages have been particularly understudied despite the increasing political, economic, and cultural importance of the relationships between the two. By purposefully privileging these linkages, we intend to move from a responsive production of theories toward a more self-representative, self-affirming, non-exploitive understanding of the people negotiating with their immediate contexts and larger environments.

In the preparatory workshop held in Spring 2010, twelve scholars in Latin American, Caribbean, and Asian Studies joined in an intensive seminar with Pitt faculty and advanced graduate students. The workshop in 2010 served as the platform for the inaugural symposium in Spring 2011. The participants of the symposium will convene again for a post- symposium workshop (closed to the public) to plan future collaboration.

 

Participants - CLICK TO EXPAND

Organizers

Young Rae Oum
Center Associate, University Center of International Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Dennis Hart
Associate Director, Asian Studies Center
University of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Murawski
Assistant Director of Educational Outreach, Asian Studies Center
University of Pittsburgh

 

Keynote Speakers

Tani Barlow
T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Asian History; Director, Chao Center for Asian Studies; Senior Editor, positions: east asia cultures critique
history.rice.edu/content.aspx?id=442

Kiran Asher
Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change,
Department of International Development, Community, and Environment,
Clark University
www.clarku.edu/academiccatalog/facultybio.cfm?id=442

Prajna Parasher
Associate Professor, Director Film and Digital Technology, Chatham University
www.prajnaparasher.com

 

Discussants

Elora H. Chowdhury
Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
www.umb.edu/academics/cla/dept/women/EloraChowdhurybio.html

Bernardita Llanos, Professor and Department Chair, Spanish, Denison University
personal.denison.edu/~llanos/

Isis Nusair
Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and International Studies, Denison University.
www.denison.edu/academics/departments/international/isis_nusair.html

Young Rae Oum
Center Associate, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Michelle Rowley
Assistant Professor to the Women’ss Studies Department at the University of Maryland.
www.womensstudies.umd.edu/about/faculty/rowley.html

Sasha Su-Ling Welland
Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Women’s Studies, University of Washington.
faculty.washington.edu/swelland/

 

Speaker at the Film Screening of “Motherland”  (Cuban Film Series)

Daisil Kim-Gibson
Award-winning filmmaker, writer, and painter. Director and Producer of Forgotten People, Sa-i-gu, Silence Broken, and Wet Sand.
twotigers.org

 

Programming - Spring 2011 Symposium - CLICK TO EXPAND

Asian and Latin American Studies Symposium and Workshop, April 8-9, 2011
Postcolonial Feminisms and the Ethic of Care: South-to-South Dialogues

Symposium, April 8, 2011 (Open to the public; Location TBA)

Opening Ceremony 9:30 AM                     

Panel I  “Gender, Modernity, Nationalism” 10 AM to 11:40 AM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tani Barlow
Discussants: Dr. Elora Chowdhury, Dr. Michelle Rowley

Break and Lunch 

Panel II  “Development, Social Movements, and the State” 12:40 PM to 2:20 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kiran Asher
Discussants: Dr. Sasha Su-Ling Welland, Dr. Isis Nusair

Panel III   “Imperialism, Identities, and Locations” 2:40 PM to 4:20 PM
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Prajna Parasher
Discussants: Dr. Karen Goldman, Dr. Young Rae Oum

Conclusion  

 

Film Screening, “Motherland”  7 PM to 9 PM
Speaker: Dr. Dai Sil Kim-Gibson

Workshop, April 9, 2011 (Closed to the public; Location TBA)

 

Sponsored by: UCIS, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Confucius Institute, Korea Council, China Council, Global Studies Center, Provost Office, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Pitt Humanities Center

 

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Center for Latin American Studies site

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