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Edited Collection: Doing Feminisms in the Academy
R. Govinda, F. Mackay, K. Menon and R. Sen (eds.) (2020), New Delhi: Zubaan.
This collection of essays brings together auto-ethnographic, critical and comparative reflections on doing feminisms in the academy in contemporary India and the UK. Written by emergent and seasoned academics from a range of disciplinary, social and (geo)political locations, these essays explore the transformative potential, dilemmas and challenges of teaching, learning, researching and working as feminist academics. By engaging with questions of identity and difference, institutional and classroom pedagogies, reflexivity and accountability, and the production and circulation of feminist and non-feminist knowledge, the essays in this collection also provide the frame and the lens through which to view the wider landscape of contemporary higher education.
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Comic book: Feminist Struggles in the Academy
Feminist Struggles in the Academy in India and the UK is a comic book publication culminating from a year-long collaborative effort between doctoral students Kamya Choudhary and Cat Wayland, Dr Radhika Govinda, and artists Shazleen Khan and Samia Singh. It has been inspired by and draws on conversations that took place as part of the project.
- Kalayji, Lisa. 2018. “On the Collectivity of Feminist Pedagogy: Reflections on Feminist Sharing in Delhi.” Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed September 11, 2020.
- Menon, Krishna and Sen, Rukmini. 2019. “Lessons from Hyderabad: Yesterday, today and tomorrow.” Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed September 11, 2020.
- Choudhary, Kamya and Wayland, Cat. 2020. “Feminist Struggles in the Academy in India and the UK: Comic Launch!” Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed 7 Sept 2020
- Choudhary, Kamya. 2019. “Decolonising Feminist Knowledge Through Art.” Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed 3 Sept 2020
- Wayland, Cat and Kowalewska, Marta. 2019. “Decolonising Feminisms, Transforming Lives.” Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed 3 Sept 2020
16 Days Blogathon for 16 Days of Activism
A running ‘marathon’ of blogposts written by academics, researchers and activists over 16 days, it sheds light on gender violence across various spheres – both public/private, ‘peacetime’ and conflict – and across local, regional and international levels. The theme, #HearMeToo, looks at gender-based violence regardless of location, and how we can continue to challenge the status quo that enables such violence to be perpetuated. In 2018, the blogathon celebrates 27 years since its inaugural programme with the Women’s Global Leadership Institute.
Govinda, Radhika. 2018. “Day Six |’Bad Girls’, Everyday Sexism and Activist Campaigns in Millennial India.”
Sen, Rukmini. 2018. “Day Twelve | To Speak/To Complain: Reflections on Indian Feminist Politics in the Moment of #MeToo and LoSHA.”
Damodaran, Sumangala. 2019. “Day Thirteen | Making connections: Gender-based violence and women’s workforce participation.”
Johri, Rachana, K.C, Bindu and Menon, Krishna. 2019. “Day Sixteen |When the law against violence becomes violent.”
Sen, Rukmini. 2020. “DAY THREE: Returning Home And Violence Within The Home: COVID-19 and multiple gendered violations.”
Mackay, Fiona, Chappell, Louise and Sen, Rukmini. 2020. “16 Days of Activism 2020 is almost over – but the global struggle continues.”
The web comic, Feminist Struggles in the Academy in India and the UK takes inspiration from the roundtable discussions that took place during both workshops held in Delhi, at Ambedkar University Delhi in 2017, and in Edinburgh at the University of Edinburgh in 2018 as part of the Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives project. Some of the ideas and issues from the roundtable conversations and panel discussions were related to sexual violence and sexual harassment of women, and how such issues were managed in the institutional space of the universities.
You can find the authors’ critical reflections in their contribution piece to the 16 day blogathon.