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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Website

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor, the highest honor given to a handful of professors across the university, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. B.A. English (First Class Honors), Presidency College, Calcutta, 1959. Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 1967. D. Litt, University of Toronto, 1999; D. Litt, Univeristy of London, 2003; D. Hum, Oberlin College, 2008. D. Honoris Causa, Universitat Roveri I Virgili, 2011, D. Honoris Causa, Rabindra Bharati, 2012, The 2012 Kyoto Prize Laureate in the field of Arts and Philosophy. Fields: feminism, marxism, deconstruction, globalization. Her most recent books include Song for Kali: A Cycle(translation with introduction of Ramproshad Sen, 2000), Chotti Munda and His Arrow (translation with critical introduction of a novel by Mahasweta Devi, 2002), Death of a Discipline (2003), Other Asias (2005),An Aesthetic Education in the Age of Globalization (2012), Du Bois and the General Strike (forthcoming). Professor Spivak is an activist in rural education and feminist and ecological social movements since 1986.