Decolonizing Our Wombs: Gender Justice and Petro-PharmaCulture

CGS Brown Bag Series
Apr 06, 2016
12:15 PM to 01:15 PM
157 Burrowes

Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff, UC Santa Cruz

Visiting Professor of Gender and Critical Pedagogy at UC Santa Cruz and Professor of Critical Philosophy at The Global Center for Advanced Studies, Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff engages embodied feminist theory, and has published essays in philosophy, art, gender, and ethnic studies' journals and anthologies. Summa cum laude, she earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from The European Graduate School. Alhadeff's first transdisciplinary book, Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene (Penn State University Press, 2014), explores the vulnerability of the body as a strategy for social justice. Her new book, Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, addresses eco-literacy and the diaspora of Jews-of-Color. Alhadeff's work has been the subject of several documentaries for international public television, and has been publicly defended by Freedom of Speech organizations such as the Electronic Freedom Foundation, artsave/People for the American Way, and the ACLU. Her photographs are in numerous collections including SFMoMA, The Jewish Museum in Berlin, MoMA Salzburg and The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
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