Chandra Mohanty

In other words, Western feminist discourse, by assuming women as a coherent, already constituted group which is placed in kinship, legal and other structures, defines third world women as subjects outside of social relations, instead of looking at the way women are constituted as women through these very structures. Legal, economic, religious, and familial structures are treated as phenomena to be judged by Western standards. It is here that ethnocentric universality comes into play. 

PUBLICATIONS

"There is no single feminist standpoint because our maps require too many dimensions for that metaphor to ground our visions. But the feminist standpoint theorists' goal of an epistemology and politics of engaged, accountable positioning remains eminently potent. The goal is better accounts of the world, that is, 'science'".

Donna Haraway

Academic Publications 

2021. Bang for the buck: Brazil’s electoral and political financing rules from a gendered perspective. E-Legis.
2021. Embates e silêncios: Lideranças Partidárias do Legislativo no Twitter. Aurora. Revista de Arte, Mídia e Política, v. 14, issue 40. (With Helga Almeida).
2020. Book review: Muriaas, Ragnhild L., Vibeke Wang, and Rainbow Murray, eds. Gendered Electoral Financing: Money, Power and Representation in Comparative Perspective. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Canadian Journal of Political Science (Print ISSN 0008-4239; Online ISSN 1744-9324).

2018. Gender Differences in Local Executives: Public Policy and Intergovernmental Transfers in a Brazilian state. FEMERIS: Revista Multidisciplinar de Estudios de Género, v. 3, p. 9. (With Tatiana Goulart).

2018   Mais exóticos que jabuticabas? Os sistemas eleitorais brasileiros. In: Agra; Pereira; Fux; Peccinin. Coleção Tratado de Direito Eleitoral. (With Helga Almeida). Book chapter.

2016   Elegendo mulheres? Ideologia partidária, feminismo e inclusão de mulheres na política. Revista Eletrônica de Ciência Política. 

2016   Policiamento comunitário e participação social em Minas Gerais: Entre a narrativa oficial e a efetividade das reformas. In: Almir de Oliveira Junior. (Org.). Instituições participativas no âmbito da segurança pública. 1ed.Rio de Janeiro: IPEA, p. 55-118. (With E. Batitucci; L. Souza; L. Castro). Book chapter.

2015 The impact of political trajectories on voting: a study of female candidates for a state legislature in Brazil. Politikon, v. 28, p. 5-26.

2015. ‘Dilemas da burocracia de médio escalão no contexto de uma política frouxamente articulada: o caso da Secretaria Nacional de Segurança Pública’. In Burocratas de Médio Escalão: perfil, trajetória e atuação, edited by Pedro (Organizador) Cavalcante and Gabriela Lotta. Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (Enap). (With Letícia Godinho)