Developing Feminist Leadership and Research on Movements and Indigenous Communities in the Global South
Live Zoom Discussion: May 19, 1-2:30p UTC
The Global South offers a rich context for understanding feminist leadership and feminist research, especially in/on social movements and indigenous communities. Yet this area is underexplored and undertheorized, therefore contributing to the invisibility of Third World women both in scholarship and in the politics of change and social revolution.
This session explores this area from the experience and perspectives of women and indigenous communities in the Global South. How do women in the Global South deal with issues of gender in movement leadership? What issues and problems do women encounter in creating and leading movement organizations in the context of state authoritarianism that is often patriarchal? How do they collectively deal with these issues? What insights do they offer about conceptualizing and doing feminist leadership and feminist research?
Session organizers: Ligaya Lindio McGovern, Indiana University (USA) and Morena Tartari, University of Southampton (UK)
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Dr. Debabrata Baral, Bennett University (India)
Heeya Datta, Louisiana State University (USA)
Vijaya Tamla Rai, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA)
Ligaya McGovern, Indiana University Kokomo (USA)