A series of special events begins March 2 with “Prácticas feministas” featuring the Italian feminist Silvia Federici, at the KJCC auditorium in Washington Square.

Veronica Gago
Credit: Irupé Tentorio-33

Professor, author, and feminist Verónica Gago, from Argentina, is the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center’s (KJCC’s) Andrés Bello Chair for Spring 2023 at New York Univeristy. During her stay in Washington Square, she will teach the graduate seminar “Prácticas feministas: tiempos y territorios de la revuelta,” open to graduate students from the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium.

Also, Gago has curated the special program “Prácticas feministas,” which starts Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 pm. with an event featuring the Italian feminist Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation. At the KJCC auditorium (53 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.), Gago and Federici will discuss “What Does Re-enchanting the World Mean Today?” – the 1970s and contemporary feminist dynamics of politicization. The program, free and open to the public, will continue on additional days, as follows:

On Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31, Gago will lead the workshop “Feminist Research: Methodologies and Practices of Experimentation,” focused on hemispheric and transatlantic experiences that assemble and tense current feminist research. The activity will have guests like Ana Julia Bustos (Río Feminista, Argentina), Alondra Carrillo (Coordinadora 8M, Chile), Luci Cavallero (Ni Una Menos, Argentina), Susana Draper (La Laboratoria, New York), Marta Malo (La Laboratoria, Madrid), Fernanda Martins (La Laboratoria, Brasil), Celeste Perosino (CIAV-Colectivo de Investigación y Acción en Violencias, Argentina), Rafaela Pimentel (Territorio Doméstico, Madrid), Helena Silvestre (Escola Abya Yala, Brazil), and Gladys Tzul (Instituto Amaq’, Guatemala).

To close the special program, Gago will deliver the lecture “Variations of Latin American Neoliberalism: A Feminist Critical Genealogy,” presented and moderated by Susana Draper (Princeton University; La Laboratoria – New York), on Thursday, April 20, 7 pm, at the KJCC Auditorium.

More about Verónica Gago:

Gago teaches political science at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and is a professor of sociology at the Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). As a researcher at the National Council of Research (CONICET), she is also part of GIIF (Group for Feminist Research and Intervention). Gago is the author of Neoliberalism from Below: Popular Pragmatics and Baroque Economies (Duke University Press, 2017) and Feminist International (Verso 2020). She is the co-author of A Feminist Reading of Debt, with Luci Cavallero (Pluto Press 2021) and of numerous articles published in journals and books throughout Latin America, Europe, and the United States. She is a member of the independent radical collective press Tinta Limón. She is on the scientific board of academic journals like Critical Times (Berkeley University), Hypatia. A journal of feminist philosophy (Oregon University), Scripta Nova. Revista Electrónica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad de Barcelona), Dialogues in Human Geography (Sage Journals) and Revista Bajo el Volcán (Benemérita Universidad de Puebla, México). She was visiting professor and lecturer at different universities in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, the United States, Germany, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Perú, and México.


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