How has feminism shaped US asylum law? Why and how is the Trump Administration trying to undo feminist gains? Hear asylum- and refugee-law expert Deborah Anker discuss the history and present of gender in the US asylum system in the latest episode of Ask a Feminist.
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Artist Statement I made use of medical data as titles. An emetic is a substance that brings on vomiting. I used two people whom we connect to power, namely a surgeon and royalty. The surgeon who may be in the middle of a heart attack. A queen (Queen Elizabeth) with really no power (besides, she […]
The summer 2019 issue of Signs is now available online from the University of Chicago Press. The table of contents is as follows: Reproducing Racial Fictions: Critical Meditations on (a) Lesbian Pregnancy Emily Alyssa Owens Feminism against Biocapitalism: Gestational Surrogacy and the Limits of the Labor Paradigm Johanna Oksala Pinkwashing the “Honor Crime”: Murdered Muslim Women […]
Sheila Bapat, Grace Chang, Leigh Gilmore, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, and Emily J. Martin discuss Stephanie Land’s Maid, with a response from the author.
Feminist journalist, media critic, and activist Soraya Chemaly joins Carla Kaplan and Durba Mitra for an in-depth discussion of feminist rage. Their wide-ranging conversation covers many aspects of contemporary women’s rage: the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process, the furor over Serena Williams’s US Open final, and how to differentiate progressive anger from the reactionary anger that has fueled the Right, including the rise of Trump.
Gender and the Rise of the Global Right, a special issue edited by Agniezska Graff, Ratna Kapur, and Suzanna Danuta Walters, is now available.
Artist Statement Shibboleth is a subterranean chasm that stretches the length of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. The concrete walls of the crevice are ruptured by a steel mesh fence, creating a tension between these elements that resist yet depend on one another. By making the floor the principal focus of the project, Salcedo […]
Moya Bailey and Kai Green discuss Charlene A. Carruthers’s book Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, with a response from Carruthers.
Shoshanna Ehrlich, Holloway Sparks, Jamia Wilson, and Andi Zeisler discuss Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her, with a response from Chemaly.
Artist Statement Ready to Leave was made in response to the straightjacketing that I encountered in terms of my biography in the mid- to late nineties in the US. The journey to explore the personal had already started in Pakistan in my work. With the distance from “home,” the process of self-actualization came into focus. […]