Deepika Bahri is Professor of English at Emory University. She specializes in postcolonial and world literature, Frankfurt School critical theory, race, culture, postcolonial theory, political aesthetics and philosophical discourses of utopia and the good life. She has secondary interests in human health. She is director of the interdisciplinary program in Global and Postcolonial Studies.
Her talk is titled after her most recent book, "Postcolonial Biology: Psyche and Flesh after Empire"
In Postcolonial Biology, Deepika Bahri investigates how minds and bodies have been shaped by colonial contact, to create deeply embedded hierarchies among the colonized. Moving beyond “North/South” thinking, Bahri reframes the questions of postcolonial bodies to address all societies, whether developed or developing, and brings an important new focus to the field of postcolonial studies.
Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Alston Campus Center, AL-Luchsinger Lounge
141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030