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Alka Kurian's #MeToo article receives international attention

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian's recently-published article on #MeToo - charting the rise of fourth wave feminism in India -  was reprinted by many newspapers across the world including the LA TimesChicago Tribune, the UKIndiaSri Lanka, and some countries in Africa. It was also ...

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Alka Kurian publishes "MeToo is riding a new wave of feminism in India"

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published a new article, "MeToo is riding a new wave of feminism in India," in The Conversation. In this article Kurian argues that a social media-led anti-sexism movement began in India long before the present-day feminist resurgence in the US.

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"Cry out Loud!" Multiracial Organizing and Documentary Cinema

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented two papers at the  National Women's Studies Association Conference.  In the first, she explored “Cry Out Loud,” a documentary film focusing on racism against Africans in India.  Kurian investigated the parallels between racism and communalism in the U.S. and India that discriminate against minorities populations. She highlighted the need for multi-racial organizing between South Asian diaspora in the U.S. and other communities of color and collaboration with protest movements such as Black Lives Matter and Dream Defenders. She stressed that this type of analysis is all the more important during these deeply unsettling times when ...

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Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies faculty have big presence at the National Women’s Studies Association (#NWSA2017) conference

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The NWSA held its annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland this year. The conference’s theme was “Forty Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives” and was an inspiring weekend full of panels, round-table discussions, plenaries, meetings, receptions, networking, and socializing. Seven GWSS faculty presented and co-presented papers. GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne organized a panel called ...

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Alka Kurian leads discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Interpreter of Maladies

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IAS Faculty member Alka Kurian led a discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Interpreter of Maladies for Columbia Library-hosted Arts Gumbo Book Chats in partnership with SEEDArts this fall. The discussion book featured South Asian/Indian immigrant’s experiences.

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