Kim Berry, Department Chair
Behavioral and Social Sciences Building 246
Fall 2014 Office Hours:
W 3:00-4:30; R 3:15-4:45 & by appt.
Kim's research, teaching, and activist interests include postcolonial and intersectional feminisms; postcolonial queer theory; theories of space, place and identity; the gendered and racialized effects of neoliberal globalization; and the ethics of transnational feminist research. Kim's courses include "Queer Across Cultures," "Sex Gender Globalization," "Female Circumcision/FGM," "Act to End Sexualized Violence," and "Theory and Methods," which blends key theoretical, activist, and methodological approaches in ES and WS.
In 2012, HSU’s Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, under the leadership of Kim Berry and Maxwell Schnurer, received a $250,000 Campus Grant Award from the Department of Justice to help HSU prevent and respond to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.
Her published writings include:
"Disowning Dependence: Single Women's Collective Struggle for Independence and Land Rights in Northwestern India" forthcoming in Feminist Review.
"Good Women, Bad Women and the Dynamics of Oppression and Resistance in Kangra, India" Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, 2007.
"Lakshmi and the Scientific Housewife: A Transnational Account of Indian Women's Development and the Production of an Indian Modernity" Economic and Political Weekly (Volume XXXVIII, No. 11, March 15, 2003).
Since 2005, Kim has been engaging in transnational feminist praxis with Ekal Nari Sangathan (ENSS) or the Association of Empowered Single Women in northwestern India. (See the blog for this movement, including a video of their 2008 march for dignity and economic survival, and a link to Kim's lecture on the movement.)
Kim earned her PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1997. At HSU, she was hired to transform WS from a minor program into an academic major. Kim currently serves as the Chair of CRGS and she is the Chair of the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee. This committee strives to better address, and ultimately prevent, sexualized and all other forms of violence on campus.