Neferti Tadiar

Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Barnard College

Neferti Tadiar is Professor and Chair of Women's Studies at Barnard College and Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University.  Her academic interests include transnational and third world feminisms; postcolonial theory; critical theories of race and subjectivity; literary and social theory; cultural studies of the Asia Pacific region; and Philippine studies. Her work concerns the role of cultural practice and social imagination in the production of wealth, power, marginality and liberatory movements in the context of global relations. While her research focuses on contemporary Philippine and Filipino cultures and their relation to political and economic change, she addresses, more broadly, questions of gender, race, and sexuality in discourses and material practices of nationalism, transnationalism, and globalization.