Recognition for Colleague Christine Garlough

CSUMC affiliate and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Dr. Christine Garlough, is being recognized for her 2013 book, Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances. Desi Divas was recently selected by journalist, novelist, and NBC contributor Victoria Namkung, for her piece, “Books that show Asian Americans have never been silent.” Political uses of folk performance by South Asian American feminists, including some located in the Midwest, are at the center of Garlough’s book. Namkung writes, “The result of five years of field research with progressive activists, Desi Divas … analyzes how traditional cultural forms are used by performance activists to address gender inequality, immigration rights, hate crimes and religious violence.”

Congratulations, Dr. Garlough!

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