University Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor at Columbia University. Among her many books are Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999), Other Asias (2008) and Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012). She has translated Jacques Derrida and Bengali poetry and fiction. She is deeply engaged in rural teacher training and ecological agriculture. She has received many honorary doctorates, the Kyoto Prize, the Padma Bhushan from the President of India, and the Lifetime Scholarly Achievement from the Modern Language Association.