Department of English Department at admu.edu.ph
Wed Feb 13 16:42:03 PHT 2008

                              KRITIKA KULTURA LECTURE SERIES
                                       invites you to
                                         a lecture

                           I R O N I E S   OF   F E M I N I S M


                                    Prof. Delia A. Aguilar
                    Professor, Women's Studies, University of Connecticut


                                       Aida F. Santos
                            Human rights advocate, feminist, poet

                                   22 February 2008, Friday
                                         4.30 - 6.00 pm
                          Faculty/Staff Lounge, de la Costa bldg.
                               Ateneo de Manila University
                               Loyola Heights, Quezon City

What is feminism like today, almost 40 years after the founding of MAKIBAKA in 
1970? How has it evolved to address women's concerns in a globalized 21st 
century? To what extent is feminist theorizing in the academy linked to this 
project and, therefore, independent of theory-making in the global North? 
These questions are raised in light of the disciplining of academic feminism 
in the North and its virtual abandonment of emancipatory goals. How can we 
work our way out of the ironies wrought by a feminism that continues to claim
radicalism even when it has turned conservative?

Delia D. Aguilar has a long history of engagement with the women's movement in 
the Philippines and the United States, and the tensions arising from First 
World and Third World feminist encounters. Her book Women and Globalization, 
co-edited with Anne Lacsamana, underscores the need to comprehend women's 
labor as the motor of globalized production. Aguilar, who formerly taught 
ethnic and women's studies at Bowling Green State University and Washington 
State University, now teaches women's studies at the University of 
Connecticut. She has also taught women's studies in UP and St. Scholastica 

Aida F. Santos (a.k.a. Aida Santos-Maranan) is a human rights advocate, 
writer, researcher, educator, trainer, feminist.  She taught women?s studies 
at the masteral program at St. Scholastica?s College (SSC) and served as 
coordinator of its precursor women?s studies non-degree program. As a pioneer 
in the women?s liberation movement, she co-founded several groups. Aida has 
written numerous articles on women/gender issues and development concerns. She 
has also served as an independent consultant to various local and 
international organizations. 

Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108 Metro Manila
426-6001 local 5310/5311

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