From 'Women on the Loose' to
'Women in the Lead': Indian Nurses Navigate the International Division of Nursing Labor
 
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018     Time: 4:30PM to 6:30PM

Place: CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6112, Manhattan

Free and Open to the General Public
 

How is nursing tied to histories of capitalist imperialism in India and the United States? How was it divided by gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, region and religion? How do we find the stories of marginalized women workers in the archives? What happens when we ask Indian nurses about their own life stories? A talk that traces the shifting positions of Indian nurses within an international division of nursing labor, and connects the colonization of the Indian subcontinent, the racial apartheid of the Jim and Jane Crow United States, the construction of Cold War neocolonialism, and the last major overhaul of U.S. immigration law over fifty years ago.

Sujani K. Reddy is the 2017-2018 Thomas Tam Visiting Professor of Asian American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Reddy’s work focuses on histories of U.S. imperialism, immigration, and South Asian diaspora, as well as mass criminalization, immigrant rights, transnational feminism, and struggles for liberation. She is the author of Nursing & Empire: Gendered Labor and Migration from India to the United States (UNC Press, 2015) and co-editor of The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power (NYU Press, 2013). Both books are also published in South Asia by Orient BlackSwan.

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CUNY Graduate Center's Immigration Seminar Series

 

 

 


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