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Book Talk with Ratna Kapur, author of “Gender, Alterity, and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl”

Ratna Kapur is a Professor of International Law, Queen Mary University of London. She is also a Distinguished (Sessional) Professor of Human Rights and Global Studies, Symbiosis School of Law (India) and a Senior Core Faculty with the Institute of Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School.

Professor Kapur has taught and published extensively on issues of human rights, with a particular focus on gender, and the rights of sexual and religious minorities. She brings a critical theoretical approach to her scholarship and research endeavors that draw on the tradition of Third World Approaches to Human Rights (TWAIL), feminist legal theory and postcolonial theory.

Her books include Makeshift Migrants and Law: Gender, Belonging and Postcolonial Anxieties (2010); Erotic Justice: Law and the New Politics of Postcolonialism (2005); Secularism’s Last Sigh? (co-authored, 2001); and Subversive Sites: Feminist Engagements with Law in India (co-authored, 1996).

This talk will be moderated by Professor Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Duke International Human Rights Clinic. The event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Human Rights Law Society, and the International Law Society.

The event is free and open to all no registration required but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.



January 14, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Duke Law School Room 3037
210 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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