Neferti Tadiar, Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, will deliver the next lecture in the Sawyer Seminar series on Capitalism and Comparative Racialization. Dr. Tadiar’s lecture, “Objects of a Just War – Expendable Life in Duterte’s Philippines” will take place on Wednesday, February 21, at 4pm in Communications Room 120. Reception to follow in Communications 202.

Tadiar is the Chair of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Barnard College and co-Editor of the international cultural studies journal, Social Text. Her research focuses on contemporary Philippine and Filipino cultures and their relation to political and economic change, while addressing broader issues of gender, race, and sexuality in the discourses and material practices of nationalism, transnationalism, and globalization. She is the author of Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization (2009) and Fantasy-Production: Sexual Economies and Other Philippine Consequences for the New World Order (2004), which was awarded the Philippine National Book Award in Cultural Criticism for 2005.

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