Dean’s Professor at Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Chandra Talpade Mohanty is Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University.  Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge.  She is author of Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press, 2003), and co-editor of Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism (Indiana University Press, 1991), Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures (Routledge, 1997),  Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism, (Zed Press, 2008), The Sage Handbook on Identities (Sage Publications, 2010), and Feminist Freedom Warriors (Haymarket Books, 2018).  Her writing has been translated into Arabic, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Slovenian, Hindi, Czech, Slovakian, Armenian, Greek, Portuguese, and Japanese.   Mohanty is co-series editor of “Comparative Feminist Studies” for Palgrave/Springer and Co-creator with Linda Carty of the feminist freedom warriors digital video archive ( ).

Ms. Mohanty is a steering committee member of the Municipal Services Project (, a transnational research and advocacy group focused on alternatives to privatization in the Global South, a founding member of the Democratizing Knowledge Collective (, co-PI of the Mellon funded DK Summer Institute “Just Academic Spaces: Creating New Publics through Radical Literacies,” (2014-2019) at Syracuse University, and Coordinating Team member of the Future of Minority Studies Research Project (  Mohanty was a member of the Indigenous and Feminist of Color Solidarity delegation to Palestine in 2011, and has served as a consultant/evaluator for the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and UN Women.


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