The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men will launch the center’s year-long discussion on Gender, Collectivity, and the Common, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with a talk by feminist activist Silvia Federici. Federici will present her lecture “Feminist Autonomy, Global Crisis, and the Question of the Commons” at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
Federici is a scholar long-associated with asserting the inextricability of feminist issues from questions of the common. A Professor Emerita at Hofstra University, she has also taught at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria.
She is the author of numerous essays on feminist theory, women’s history, political philosophy and education. Her books include, “Revolution at Point Zero,” “Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation,” “Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization and its Others,” for which she served as an editor, and, “Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities,” for which she was as a co-editor.
Established in 1998, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society. For more information, visit http://www.hws.edu/academics/fisher_center/index.aspx.