Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gina Dent, Surya Parekh and Jule Goikoetxea will take part in the webinar entitled “The Horizon of Black Lives Matter: How can marxist feminism connect with the BLM globally ?”, which will be held next Sunday, 25th October, at 6 p.m. CET (10 a.m. PDT, 13 noon EDT), through the MARXFEM 2020 YouTube channel.

Referents of feminism, the speakers will address issues such as the systemic
racism, the conditions of subalternity and feminisms, which all of them converge in the BLM movement and provide a crucial practice to the marxist feminism. The webinar will last approximately one hour and the audience will have a chat to make questions and share critical opinions and reflections.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She received her B.A. in English (First Class Honors) from Presidency College, Calcutta, 1959 and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, 1967. She is a critical theorist whose work has been particularly influential in the field of post-colonialism, which she is often said to have pioneered. An activist and educator, she is involved in international women’s movements and issues related to organic farming. She has been deeply involved in rural education in Asia for almost two decades. She sits on the editorial board of many journals, including Cultural Critique, boundary 2. New Formations, Diaspora, ARIEL, Re-thinking Marxism, Public Culture, Parallax, Interventions.

Gina Dent

Gina Dent is an associate professor of Feminist Studies, history of consciousness, and legal studies in the humanities division at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Africana studies, legal theory, and popular culture. She is the editor of Black Popular Culture (1992). This collection was named a Village Voice Best Book of the Year. In 2011, Dent served in a delegation to Palestine, and she advocates for human rights in the region. She is a sought-after internationally as speaker and educator on Black Feminism and abolitionism. Her late book is a co-authored book is called Abolition.Feminism.Now with Angela Davis, Erica Meiners, and Beth Richie.Haymarket Books (October, 2020).

Surya Parekh

Surya Parekh is assistant professor in the English department at Binghamton University. He is affiliate faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. His book project, Black Enlightenment, investigates the necessity of the black subject to the Enlightenment.

Jule Goikoetxea

Jule Goikoetxea is Member of the Critical Theory Group Bilbo-Barcelona. Graduated at the University of Cambridge and the Basque Country, she is a doctor in Philosophy a. She was the academic director of the Master in Governance and Political Studies at the University of the Basque Country, where she was appointed professor of political theory. Goikoetxea is currently member of the International Gender Studies Centre at Oxford University. She was associated editor of the University of Cambridge Political Journal and currently senior editor of Lisipe book collection. Her latest research has been published by Routledge, Springer, Francis and Taylor and Peter Lang Oxford (Privatizing Democracy, 2017).

This seminar is part of the activities programmed by the International Marxist Feminist Conference.