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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Talk Friday, Dec. 5: Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism by Richa Nagar

Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism

Richa Nagar
Gender Women and Sexuality Studies
University of Minnesota

Date:  Friday, December 5, 2014
Time:  1:30pm
Place: Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop
 Free and open to the public,  Reception follows.

Richa Nagar will read from her new book Muddying the Waters (2014).

In Muddying the Waters, Richa Nagar embarks on an eloquent and moving exploration of the promises and pitfalls she has encountered during her two decades of transnational feminist work.

With stories, encounters, and anecdotes as well as methodological reflections, Nagar grapples with the complexity of working through solidarities, responsibility, and ethics while involved in politically engaged scholarship. Experiences that range from the streets of Dar es Salaam to farms and development offices in North India inform discussion of the labor and politics of coauthorship, translation, and genre blending in research and writing that cross multiple–and often difficult–borders. The author links the implicit assumptions, issues, and questions involved with scholarship and political action, and explores the epistemological risks and possibilities of creative research that bring these into intimate dialogue.

Daringly self-conscious, Muddying the Waters reveals a politically engaged researcher and writer working to become “radically vulnerable,” and the ways in which such radical vulnerability can allow a re-imagining of collaboration that opens up new avenues to collective dreaming and laboring across sociopolitical, geographical, linguistic, and institutional borders.

Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies
For further information: http://ias.umn.edu/2014/12/05/nagar/

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sri Lankan Presidential and General Elections 2010 Web Archive (Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress has released a web archive collection of 28 web sites is entitled "Sri Lankan Presidential and General Elections 2010 Web Archive." It is available for use at the following URL:


This collection was prepared by the Library of Congress New Delhi Office and its Colombo sub office staff with technical assistance from the LOC Office of Strategic Initiatives.