Naisargi Dave | Life is Queerer Than a Chessboard: On Cows, Violence, and Love in Contemporary India
Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Naisargi N. Dave, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto
Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Anthropology, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights
A talk by anthropologist and scholar of queer activism and animal rights activism in India Dr. Naisargi N. Dave.
Naisargi N. Dave is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and works extensively on urban India. She teaches courses on animality and posthumanism, affect, ethics, anthropological theory, activism, gender and sexuality, and the anthropology of South Asia. Her first book Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics (Duke University Press, 2012) won the Ruth Benedict Prize for Outstanding Single-Authored Monograph. She has published extensively on the topic of queerness and politics in journals such as Cultural Anthropology, Feminist Studies, and Cultural Dynamics, exploring emergent forms of politics and relationality in the contexts of contemporary India. Her second book project, The Social Skin: Humans and Animals in India, engages with questions of humanism and animality and is being funded by a SSRHC Standard Research Grant and a fellowship from the Jackman Humanities Institute.
Read more about Prof. Dave at her Faculty Page
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
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