Uma Narayan, whose speech
"Cultural Practices, Women's Freedom and State Intervention" will be at noon
Friday, Feb. 4, has won the Victoria Schuck Prize for the best book on women and politics
26, 2000 (Lexington, Ky.) Uma
Narayan, professor of philosophy at Vassar College, will speak on "Cultural
Practices, Women's Freedom and State Intervention" at noon Feb. 4 on the University
of Kentucky campus in Room 206 of the Student Center.
book, "Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions and Third World Feminism,"
was awarded the Victoria Schuck Prize for the best book on women and politics for 1997.
She co-edited "Reconstructing Political Theory: Feminist Perspectives" with Mary
Lyndon Shanley, "Having and Raising Children: Unconventional Families, Hard Choices
and the Social Good" with Julia Bartkowiak and "Decentering the Center:
Multicultural and Postcolonial Feminist Challenges to Philosophy" with Sandra Hardin.
Narayan also is the author of numerous journal articles.
is a graduate of Bombay University and Poona University, both in India, and Rutgers
event, part of the UK Women's Studies Colloquium, is co-sponsored by the Department of
Philosophy, the Inclusive Learning Community, the Judaic Studies Program and the Office of
International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.