University Professor and ICLS Founder Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbia University Asian Faculty Association (CUAFA). The annual award recognizes outstanding Columbia senior faculty members of Asian heritage and allies who have made significant contributions at the highest national and international levels.
Spivak is a University Professor, the highest honor given to a handful of professors across the university, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. She is a critical theorist whose work has been particularly influential to the field of post-colonialism, for which she is often referred to as having been a pioneer. An activist as well as an educator, Spivak is involved in international women’s movements, issues surrounding ecological agriculture, and has been deeply involved in rural education in Asia for nearly two decades.
Spivak will be honored on February 25, 2023 at the CUAFA Annual Gala, where she will deliver the keynote address, titled "Asia Beyond Asia," at the Awards Ceremony preceding the Gala dinner. For more information about that event and her award, please visit the link here.