Nikita Dhawan

Nikita Dhawan is Professor of Political Science (Political Theory and Gender Studies) and Director of the Research Platform Gender Studies: Identities –Discourses – Transformations at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her publications include: Impossible Speech: On the Politics of Silence and Violence (2007), Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (ed., 2014), Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy (co-ed., 2015), Negotiating Normativity: Postcolonial Appropriations, Contestations and Transformations (co-ed., 2016), and Difference that makes no Difference: The Non-Performativity of Intersectionality and Diversity (ed., 2017). In 2007 she received the Käthe Leichter Award for outstanding achievements in the pursuit of women’s and gender studies and in support of the women’s movement and the achievement of gender equality.