Silvia Federici: "Witch-hunting past and present in the global political economy”

11:38 AM

Silvia Federici
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 
presented by
The Department of 
Social Science and Cultural Studies
Speakers Series

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).

Upcoming Fall 2012 Speakers

Franco Berardi
Uprising, Poetry, and Finance
Wednesday, November 14th at 6pm 
Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Library

Jeff Surovell
USSR and post-Soviet Russia, including domestic politics and foreign policy.
Tuesday, November 27th at 5pm 
Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Library

Spring 2013 Speakers

Eva Illouz on the relationship between capitalism and emotional life.
(January, TBA)

Nona Shepphard
Co-sponsored with the Department of Humanities and Media Studies

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