Published on May 20, 2015Professor Kumar argues that “Imperialist Feminism” (a rhetoric based on the appropriation of women’s rights to justify empire) benefits neither women in the East nor women in Imperial centers. She analyzes the cultural representations of gender and sexuality in cultural products such as Orientalist paintings, early Hollywood films, and contemporary TV shows in order to deconstruct Imperialist Feminism
Published on Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University. Her work is driven by an active engagement with the key issues that characterize our era — neoliberalism and imperialism. She has been active in various social movements for peace and justice and has written numerous articles in both scholarly journals and alternative media.
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