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Professor speaks on technology and gender

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From page A4 | May 10, 2013 |

The UC Davis department of Middle East/South Asia studies presents a public lecture by Priti Ramamurthy, chairwoman and director of the South Asia Center and associate professor of women’s studies at the University of Washington, on Thursday, May 16, in the Technocultural Studies Building in the Art Annex.

A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by the presentation, titled “Your ‘Technics’ Awesome, Dude: Technology, Gender and Perplexities of Smallholder Capitalism in India.”

Ramamurthy’s research interests include gender and international economic development, agrarian transitions, consumption and commodity cultures, and transnational feminism, areas in which she has published extensively.

She also will lead a workshop and discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, for graduate students and faculty. This event, “Women’s Empowerment and Economic Development in India: Between Hype and Hope,” is open to the public.

For information, contact the ME/SA studies office at mesastaff@ucdavis.edu or 530-754-4926.

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