Silvia Federici, Hofstra University

Capital Accumulation, Reproduction and the Reconstruction of the Commons

Feminism and the Politics of the Commons

Tuesday, February 20, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White

Reproduction and Capital Accumulation: Past and Present.

Wednesday, February 21, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White

Open Seminar for students, faculty, and public

Thursday, February 22, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Center for Humanities, the UW Gender & Women Studies Program and the UW Geography Department


SILVIA FEDERICI is a long-time feminist scholar, activist, and teacher. She is Professor Emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University, and co-founder of the International Feminist Collective, the Radical Philosophy Association Anti-Death Penalty Project, and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. She is the author of numerous books and essays on feminist theory and history and political philosophy, including Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Capital Accumulation; Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, Feminist Struggle; Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization and its Others (edited); and A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in Afican Universities (co-edited).