Chandra Talpade Mohanty


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Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University.  Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge.  She is author of Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (2003), and co-editor of  Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (1991),   Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (1997),  Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, (2008), and The Sage Handbook on Identities ( 2010).  She is a member of the advisory boards of Signs, A Journal Of Women in Culture and Society, Transformations, The Journal of Inclusive Pedagogy and Scholarship, Feminist Africa (South Africa), Asian Women (Korea), Feminist Economics, and the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Gender and Politics, and Journal of Cultural Anthropology, and series editor of Comparative Feminist Studies (Palgrave/Springer).  She has worked with three grassroots community organizations, Grassroots Leadership of North Carolina, Center for Immigrant Families in New York City, and Awareness, Orissa, India, and was a member of the “Indigenous and Women of Color Solidarity delegation to Palestine” in June 2011.  Ms. Mohanty is a steering committee member of the Municipal Services Project (, a transnational research and advocacy group focused on alternatives to privatization in the Global South, a founding member of the Democratizing Knowledge Collective ( at Syracuse University, and Coordinating Team member of the Future of Minority Studies Research Project  (  Her most recent scholar-activist project is a collaborative video archive of conversations with ant-capitalist, anti-imperialist feminists around the globe: