This collection of essays brings together auto-ethnographic, critical, and comparative reflections on doing feminisms in the academy in contemporary India and the United Kingdom. Written by emergent and seasoned academics from a range of disciplines and and geopolitical locations, these essays explore the transformative potential, dilemmas, and challenges of teaching, learning, researching, and working as feminist academics. The contributors engage with a wide variety of issues: identity and difference; institutional and classroom pedagogies; reflexivity and accountability; and the production and circulation of feminist and non-feminist knowledge. This collection also provides the frame and the lens through which to view the wider landscape of contemporary higher education. Anchored in feminist scholarship and written in an accessible style, Doing Feminisms in the Academy will be an essential read for anyone interested in feminist, women’s, and gender studies.
About the Author
Radhika Govinda is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Edinburgh.
Fiona MacKay is professor of politics at the University of Edinburgh. She founded and co-directs the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network, and she co-edits the Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives Series.
Krishna Menon is professor of gender studies and Dean of the School of Human Studies at Ambedkar University Delhi.
Rukmini Sen is professor of sociology in the School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi.