Beyond the Citizen: The Biopolitical Subject and the Politics of Settlement in Gauri Gill's 'What Remains'

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of Kasturi Ray
Women and Gender Studies Associate Professor Kasturi Ray discusses artist Gauri Gill's 2011 installation What Remains, which looks at the displacement of the Afghani Sikh and Hindu communities from Kabul to Delhi, over successive waves of migration, to question notions of identity, home and belonging. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 108
Women and Gender Studies Department
Women and Gender Studies Department
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Ray’s areas of interests include women and work, globalization and transnationality, immigration and diaspora studies and colonial, postcolonial and neo-colonial studies. She is at work on a book, The Trade in Maids: Cross-Cultural Readings of Paid and Unpaid Domestic Workers, a historical examination of women’s work in Hawaii, Bengal, the Bay Area and the Philippines. She is also working on a comparative social history of women workers on 19th-century sugar plantations in Trinidad and Tobago, Hawaii and Louisiana.