[PAST EVENT] (E)racing Myself: Examining my Journey as a South Asian Indian-American Woman 

April 13, 2018
12pm - 1:30pm
Boswell Hall (formerly Morton Hall), Room 314
100 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public

Utilizing autoethnography, Dr. Pathak starts with her own story as a South Asian American woman to interrogate the model minority narrative, the interconnections between migratory history, notions of race, and the ways in which racism is both leveraged against the South Asian American community and manifested through them. More specifically, this talk will delve into the ways in which South Asian Indian patriarchy interacts with and serves to sustain U.S. racisms, positioning South Asian Indian women in uniquely problematic and subversive ways in relation to both White and African-American women.

Dr. Archana A. Pathak is Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women?s Studies and a Faculty Fellow in the Division for Inclusive Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a post-colonialist feminist scholar activist who examines issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and scientific imperialism from a social justice perspective. She has worked extensively on issues of diversity in the academy through her scholarship and university administrative service work. She is currently working on a book project entitled Too Much and Not Enough: On being South Asian Indian-American. Her community work includes addressing and combating Islamophobia through interfaith and social justice practices, as well as building inclusive communities and accountability through a critical examination of privilege. 

This talk is sponsored by and is part of the 100th Anniversary of Women at William & Mary.
Refreshments will be served.

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