Torsdagsseminariet: Private Property and the Afterlives of Colonialism
- Datum: –15.00
- Plats: Centrum för genusvetenskap 12:07 (KWB)
- Föreläsare: Professor Sharmila Rudrappa, University of Texas at Austin
- Arrangör: Centrum för genusvetenskap
- Kontaktperson: Elina Nilsson
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Private Property and the Afterlives of Colonialism
Professor Sharmila Rudrappa, University of Texas at Austin
About the seminar: This presentation builds from an autoethnography on disinheritance to grapple with the parallel processes of ownership of private property and plantation management to illuminate on the animal, insect, viral reproductions, and disease that weave in and out of our social narratives of human reproduction. As a researcher on biomarkets and surrogacy this exploratory work moves attention away from human reproduction and the idealized figure of the child who embodies hope, or the other extreme, a vilified figure conjured as yet another hungry mouth ransacking an already ravaged planet. My hope is to broaden perspectives on reproductive justice through tracing the intersections between various narratives of production and reproduction to understand environmental reproductive justice.
About the presenter: Sharmila Rudrappa is professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is affiliated with the Centers for Women and Gender Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. And, she is director of the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.