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Feminist Activism and Solidarity across Borders. Chandra Talpade Mohanty in Conversation with Nikita Dhawan


Ines Höckner   Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna

Lan Huong Le   Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna


Institut für Internationale Entwicklung (IE)


On May 27, 2019, two widely known and recognised feminist theorists, Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Nikita Dhawan, came together in Vienna to discuss issues of transnational solidarity among feminist, queer, anti-racist, anti-capitalist and social justice struggles. Chandra Talpade Mohanty presented her latest book and digital archive project, co-edited with Linda E. Carty, called ‘Feminist Freedom Warriors: Genealogies, Justice, Politics, and Hope’ as a cross-generational conversation with feminist scholar-activists and sister comrades about their activist works and struggles for social justice. Giving insights into the idea and motivation of the project, Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Nikita Dhawan not only addressed the meaning of central concepts such as solidarity, political friendship and wonderful thinking, but also touched upon the question of the state as well as ‘why feminism is important to all of this’. This report outlines central issues discussed during the event and identifies possible points of departure for transnational solidarity amongst feminists.

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Transnational feminism, solidarity, intersectionality, activism, feminist struggles

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