Silvia Federici on “Witch-hunting past and present in the global political economyâ€
Monday, Oct 15, 2012 @ 1:23 pm
Professor Emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University
Teacher, Activist, and Autonomist Feminist Philosopher
"Witch-hunting past and present in the global political economy”
Tuesday, October 23rd
Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Library
The Department of
Social Science and Cultural Studies
Silvia Federici is a long time feminist activist, teacher and writer.
In 1972s she was a co-founder of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the international campaign for wages for housework in the United States and Internationally. In 1990 she was a co-founder of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and from 1991 to 2003 she was one of the editors of the CAFA newsletter. In 1995 she helped found the Radical Philosophy Association Anti-Death Penalty Project.
She has taught at the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and she is now Emerita Professor at Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York).
Federici has authored many essays on feminist theory, women’s history, political philosophy and education. Her published books include: Revolution at Point Zero. Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle; Caliban and the Witch. Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation; Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization and its Others (editor); Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (co-editor).
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