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Professor

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
United States

Company Description: Macalester College , founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,884 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its...   more
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International Gender Studies Centre
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Dr Sonita Sarker, Macalester College, USA
2004-2005 Dr Meryl Altman, DePau University, USA Dr ChungSoon Lee, BaekSeok University, South Korea Dr Ingrid Sandole-Staroste, George Mason University, USA
Press Release
www.macalester.edu, 10 Sept 2002 [cached]
Contact: Sonita Sarker, 651-696-6316 sarker@macalester.edu
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES PROGRAM AT MACALESTER COLLEGEAWARDED $45,000 FORD FOUNDATION GRANTFOR RESEARCH ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
St. Paul, Minn. -- Macalester College's Women's and Gender Studies Program has received a $45,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for a two-year project titled "Academic Excellence Through Civic Responsibility."
The grant is part of the foundation's Emerging Leaders, New Directions initiative.
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"The Women's and Gender Studies Program will create opportunities for students and faculty to work with local, national, and international women's and minority organizations, build student leadership as well as empower new and accountable forms of academic research," said Macalester Professor Sonita Sarker, project director and chair of the college's Women's and Gender Studies Program, as well as a faculty member in the English Department."The main focus of the project will be public scholarship that emphasizes the connection between feminist theorizing and practice, and unites academics with its related communities towards positive social change."
The project will bring feminist political, social, and cultural theory alive for students by incorporating the practical experience of working with community groups.The project will:
--Establish stipends for entrepreneurial projects in which Macalester students in the women's and gender studies program collaborate on research projects with an organization.
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"Each of the activities models strategies to address a lack or under-attended area in our current (co)curricular practices and, thus, effect change in the intellectual and social climate, " said Sarker."We intend that the actions will lead to each individual's and group's effort to review their priorities for career-paths, professional objectives and research opportunities, all with an eye to working for the common good by blending the different histories of theory and practice.The long-term goal is to effect an organic cultural change of the WGS and the larger academic environment so that pluralism and diversity are seen as politically integral to the educational mission."
The project is one of several in which Macalester is exploring opportunities to play a proactive role in civic/social justice efforts in the community.The campus has a long-standing tradition of community service in which more than half of all students volunteer with community organizations.In addition, the college is engaged in action research programs in which students and faculty combine classroom work with research projects requested by nonprofit organizations as well as government agencies.
Faculty and Staff -- English Department -- Macalester College
www.macalester.edu, 26 Aug 2002 [cached]
Sonita Sarkersarker@macalester.eduOld Main 307, (651) 696-6316
Sonita Sarker (M.A. and Ph.D., UCLA; M.A., Kolkata) is Chair of Women's and Gender Studies and an Associate Professor in the English Department.Her co-edited collection Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia is forthcoming from Duke UP (Fall 2002).Her current book-length project is Cultural Production, Feminist Democracy, and Trans-border Solidarity.She has published essays on Shashi Deshpande, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, and Virginia Woolf in publications by The Feminist Press, in Archiv Orientalni, and in the National Women's Studies Association Journal.Her reviews appear in Women's Studies Quarterly, Modern Fiction Studies, and Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, and are forthcoming in Cultural Critique and Callaloo.She is the recipient of awards from the Ford, Mellon, Bush, Hewlett, and Wallace Foundations.Sonita offers courses in feminist postmodern and postcolonial theories, 20th and 21st century transnational comparative women's writing, and sociopolitical activism.She is the convenor of the International Task Force at the NWSA and an executive committee member of the MLA division in Women's Studies in Language and Literature.
CONFERENCE INFORMATION
2003.humanitiesconference.com, 24 June 2003 [cached]
Sonita Sarker, Associate Professor and Chair, Women's and Gender Studies/English, Macalester College, USA
‘Minority' Literatures and the Ethics of Multiculturalism in the late 20th century
Sonita Sarker, Associate ...
hc03.commongroundconferences.com, 24 June 2003 [cached]
Sonita Sarker, Associate Professor and Chair, Women's and Gender Studies/English, Macalester College, USA
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