Transnational Feminism in the United States (NYU Press) is a provocative examination of the ways in which we understand and create knowledge about the world.  The book examines the rise of transnational feminism in the United States and challenges us to think of “the global” and “the transnational” as ways of viewing the world that have emerged from specific political, economic and historical circumstances in the United States. Transnational Feminism asks what it means to locate feminist research and theory within a transnational frame in the specific location and historical location that we live in and how we can unsettle such national views of the world?  The book addresses a range of issues including the impact of the U.S ‘war on terror” on knowledge about the world and human rights, cultural forms of knowledge such as film and fiction, feminist knowledge practices institutional practices within the U.S. academy.  

Leela Fernandes is Professor of Women's Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan.