University of Wisconsin-Madison
Devaleena Das (Ph.D.) is a Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies Department at University of Wisconsin Madison. Prior to joining UW-Madison, Das was an Assistant Professor of English at University of Delhi, India. Her theoretical standpoint lies at the juncture of transnational feminism and interdisciplinary theory of the body, sexuality and desire while my research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and other cultural artefacts of Australia, South Asia, and the U.S. Her first book A Critical Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (Atlantic Press, 2014), looks at female sexual desire and ideas of civility. She has edited an anthology titled Alice Walker’s The Color Purple (Pencraft International, 2016), and co-edited Unveiling Desire (Rutgers University Press, 2017) and Claiming Space: Australian Women’s Writing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Currently, she is working on her monograph Stripping the Anatomical Parts: Women and their Fragmented Bodies.
ArticlesIntroduction The genealogy of Feminist Standpoint Theory in the 1970s prioritised “locationality”, particularly the recognition of social and historical locations as valuable contribution to knowledge production. Pioneering figures such as Sandra Harding, Dorothy Smith, Patricia Hill Collins, Alison Jaggar, and Donna Haraway have argued that the oppressed must have...Read more