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Unworlding: "What is (Not) to be Done? A Feminist Theory of Strike

General Programming

dateMarch 22, 2022 timeTuesday, 4:00pm–5:30pm EDT location Buell Hall, East Gallery (Maison Française), Columbia University
  • Attendees must show ID and proof of vaccination to enter the venue.

  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Columbia University Arts & Sciences Committee on Equity and Diversity
  • Division of the Humanities
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
  • Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life
  • The Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender
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  • Free and open to the public
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Headshot of Veronica Gago with title of event

Drawing from her new book, Feminist International, scholar and activist Verónica Gago will discuss the women’s strike as both a concept and a collective experience—one that has transformed the meaning of radical politics and the grammar of various struggles, and is premised on a desire to "change everything."

Verónica Gago is a leader in Argentina’s #NiUnaMenos movement (Not One More!), as both a theoretician and an activist. She is also a Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, Professor at the Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, and Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

Macarena Gómez-Barris is a scholar and writer who works at the intersections of art, environment, feminist-cuir politics, and decolonial theory and praxis. She is the author of four books, Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (2009), The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (2017), Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Political Undercurrents in the Américas (2018), and Towards a Sociology of a Trace (2010, with Herman Gray). She is completing a new book on what she terms the colonial Anthropocene, At the Sea’s Edge: Liquidity Beyond Colonial Extinction (Forthcoming Duke University Press 2022). She is Founding Director of the Global South Center ( and Chairperson of Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Macarena received the Social Science Distinguished Alumnae Award from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2021-2022), Pratt Faculty Recognition Research Award (2021-2022), Fulbright Research Award, Best Faculty of Color University of Southern California, Raubbenheimer Award University of Southern California, and has been a teaching fellow at New York University and San Francisco State University. She has published in Social Text, GLQ, and numerous other journals and art catalogs, and is co-editor with Diana Taylor of Duke University Press Series, Dissident Acts.