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Dr. Anjali Arondekar

We were joined for a webinar by Dr. Anjali Arondekar, Professor of Feminist Studies, and Founding Director, Center for South Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research engages the poetics and politics of sexuality, caste, and historiography, with a focus on Indian Ocean Studies and South Asia. She is the author of For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India. Her second book, Abundance: Sexuality’s History, grows out of her interest in the archival figurations of sexuality, caste and historiography in British and Portuguese colonial India. Suturing histories of caste and sexuality to histories of dissent, her talk rearranged the grammar of our ethical engagements with the past and present. At stake here were the historical vernaculars that found the evidentiary regimes of rights and representation for minoritized subjects in South Asia.

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Dr. Anjali Arondekar

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Dr. Anjali Arondekar