25 April: GLASS Faculty Roundtable (with Mrinalini Sinha) - Asian Modernities, Global Interactions and the Question of Gender

GLASS is pleased to announce that the second GLASS faculty roundtable discussion will focus on the question of gender and what it can bring to Asian Studies and Global Studies and vice versa.

Date & Time
25 April 2013
13.00-15.00 hrs

Gravensteen, Room 11
Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden

Roundtable Questions

-          What does gender analysis—and not just a focus on women -- bring to fields such as Asian studies and global studies? What are some of the conceptual blind spots of these fields that it helps illuminate?

-          Why has gender-analysis remained marginal to the major concerns and questions of Asian and global studies?

-          Does gender continue to remain an important category of analysis in this moment of post-national scholarship? Has gender reached its conceptual limits as currently conceived?

-          How might Asian and global studies revitalize the critical potential of gender as a category of analysis? What questions and concerns might these fields raise for gender scholarship?


Professor Mrinalini Sinha (History/South Asia, Unversity of Michigan)
Prof. dr. Remco Breuker (Korean Studies, Leiden)
Dr. Ratna Saptari (Anthropology/Southeast Asia, Leiden)
Dr. Harriet T. Zurndorfer (Chinese History, Independent Scholar/Leiden)

Moderator: Dr. Anup Grewal (Comparative Literature, Kings College London)


M. Sinha, “A Global Perspective on Gender: What’s South Asia Got to do with it?" in Ania Loomba and Ritty Lukose eds. South Asian Feminisms (Duke University Press, 2012), pp. 356-374

Ara Wilson, “Intimacy: A Useful Category of Transnational Analysis” in Geraldine Pratt & Victoria Rosner eds. The Global and the Intimate, (Columbia University Press, 2012), pp. 31-56.

Last Modified: 17-04-2013