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QDFCT OPENING:CAROL BOYCE DAVIES AND RHODA REDDOCK

The Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations (QDFCT) is happy to document the conversation event „20th Century Left Feminisms: A Decolonial Reading“ from the 7th of November, at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC).
With the support of Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragte of JLU, Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell University) and Rhoda Reddock (The University of West Indies) joint us at the event. Carole Boyce Davies is a professor of English and Africana Studies. She has held distinguished professorships at a number of institutions, including the Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Comparative Literary Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject (Routledge, 1994) and Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (Duke University Press, 2008). Rhoda Reddock is Professor of Gender and Development and Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies. Her academic career included positions at Cipriani Labour College and at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague as well as the Institute for Social and Economic Research and the Department of Sociology, UWI St. Augustine campus. She was actively involved in the process leading up to the institutionalisation of gender studies at UWI and assumed her current position in 1994. Her publications include seven books, three monographs, four special journal issues and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.