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University Professor, Columbia University

Richard von Weizsäcker Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2017


Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor at Columbia University. Her books are In Other Worlds (1987), Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993), Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999), Death of A Discipline (2003), Other Asias (2008). Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012), and Readings (2014). She has translated Jacques Derrida and Bengali poetry and fiction, and is deeply engaged in rural-teacher training and ecological agriculture. She has received many honorary doctorates, the Kyoto Prize, and the Padma Bhushan from the President of India.