Anne E. Lacsamana, associate professor and chair of the Women's Studies Department, presented her paper "'Feminism Seduced'? Theory and Practice at the Crossroads" at the 33rd Annual National Women's Studies Association Conference in Oakland, Calif. The conference took place November 8-11.
In her essay, Lacsamana argues that the current moment of social, political, and economic upheaval evident in the various Occupy protests and the mass mobilizations occurring throughout the global North and South, provide an important opportunity for the revitalization of an anti-imperialist, anti-racist, historical materialist feminism. Lacsamana’s book, Revolutionizing Feminism: The Philippine Women’s Movement in the Age of Terror (Paradigm 2012) was also featured at the NWSA Author’s Reception, an annual event to recognize books published by NWSA members in 2012.