November 9, 2010 – Joan Wallach Scott: “Sex and Secularism”
Joan Wallach Scott’s recent books, including The Fantasy of Feminist History (2011), focus on the relationship of the particularity of gender to the universalizing force of democratic politics. Her recent work tracks the mutually constitutive operations of gender and politics by examining the discourses of secularism from their nineteenth century anti-clerical origins to their current deployment in anti-Muslim campaigns.
Scott is Professor Emerita of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University.
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Emerging Worlds
November 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz