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Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies & Dean’s Professor of the Humanities
Women's and Gender Studies

340E Sims Hall

Research and Teaching Interests

Transnational Feminist Theory

Feminist Studies of Colonialism, Imperialism and Race

Anti-Racist Education and Pedagogies of Dissent

Privatization, and Anti-Capitalist Critique

My scholarship and teaching focuses on the politics of difference and solidarity; the relation of feminist knowledges and scholarship to organizing and social movements, mobilizing a transnational feminist anti-capitalist critique; decolonizing knowledge, and theorizing agency, identity and resistance in the context of feminist transborder solidarity.  My current work examines the politics of neoliberalism and in the academy and in social movements.



WGS 101 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

WGS 201 Transnational Feminisms

WGS 310 Feminist Inquiries

WGS 410 Advanced Seminar in Feminist Thought


WGS 652 Feminism and Postcolonial Studies
WGS 795 Practice of Transnational Feminism


  • Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University Sweden,(2008)
  • Ph.D.,Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1987)
  • M.A.,in the Teaching of English, Department of English, University of Illinois, (1980)
  • M.A., English, University of Delhi, India, (1976)
  • B.A., Honors in English, University of Delhi, (1974)