Svati P. Shah is an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. They are also a research associate in the University of Pretoria’s Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Development. Dr. Shah is a social anthropologist who has written extensively on questions of sexuality and political economy in India, including on questions of sex work and migration, and queer politics and nationalism. Svati Shah : Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies : UMass Amherst
In this talk, Svati Shah will discuss how queer theory has opened up space in academic research to think expansively about sexuality and gender in the Global South. She will also discuss implications of field-level interventions that merge critiques from both Queer Anthropology and from World Anthropologies.
The webinar is part of the RDV-webinar series – a collaboration between DIPA (UiB) and LawTransform (UiB).