Leela Gandhi: If This Were a Manifesto for Postcolonial Thinking

October 7, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
165 Thompson Library (Multipurpose Room)
Leela Gandhi if this were a manifesto

The 2017-18 Kane Lecture, "If This Were a Manifesto for Postcolonial Thinking," will be delivered by Leela Gandhi, John Hawkes Professor of Humanities and English at Brown University. Professor 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. 

Her books include The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955 (University of Chicago Press, 2014), Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought and the Politics of Friendship (Duke University Press, 2006), Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction (Columbia University Press, 1998).

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 journal Postcolonial Studies and editorial board member of Postcolonial Text. She is a Senior Fellow of the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. 
 
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