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Neferti Xina MacAgba Tadiar

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Title Professor
Department Women's Studies, Barnard College
Email ntadiar@barnard.edu
Phone 212-854-2564
Address BARNARD 311
New York NY 10027
Biography Office Hours:
M, W 3:00-4:00 by appointment
Barnard 311

Neferti Xina M. Tadiar joined the faculty of Barnard in 2006, after teaching in the Department of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz for nine years. Her academic interests include transnational and third world feminisms; postcolonial and Marxist theory; critical theories of race and subjectivity; literary and social theory; cultural studies of the Asia Pacific region; and Philippine studies.

Professor Tadiar's work concerns the role of cultural practice and social imagination in the production of wealth, power, marginality, and liberatory movements in the context of global relations. While her research focuses on contemporary Philippine and Filipino cultures and their relation to political and economic change, she addresses broader issues of gender, race, and sexuality in the discourses and material practices of nationalism, transnationalism, and globalization.

Professor Tadiar is working on two book projects: Present Senses: Aesthetics, Affect, Asia in the Global (with Jonathan L. Beller) and Remaindered Life: Becoming Human in a Time of War

Her book Fantasy-Production: Sexual Economies and Other Philippine Consequences for the New World Order was awarded the Philippine National Book Award in Cultural Criticism for 2005.

Professor Tadiar is co-Editor of the journal, Social Text.