Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Theory from the South: A Reading Group

Thursday, October 23, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Kim Koo Library

The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy 1900-55

Readings Curated by: Leela Gandhi, Brown University.

Leela Gandhi joined the Brown faculty in 2014 as the John Hawkes Professor of Humanities and English. Gandhi is a literary and cultural theorist whose research and teaching focus on transnational literatures, postcolonial theory and ethics, and the intellectual history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

She received her B.A. from the University of Delhi, her M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford University, and before coming to Brown she taught at the University of Chicago, Delhi University, and La Trobe University. Gandhi is a founding co-editor of the journalPostcolonial Studies and editorial board member of Postcolonial Text. She is a Senior Fellow of the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. 


Please contact the graduate student coordinators for the readings. Dinner will be served.

Graduate Student Coordinators:

Rijuta Mehta (MCM): rijuta_mehta@brown.edu

Rajeev Kadambi (Political Science): rajeev_kadambi@brown.edu

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