Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

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Birthday
24, 1942
Birthplace
India
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Birthday
24, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
India

About

A literary theorist who was best known for the important post-colonial work Can the Subaltern Speak? She also won the Padma Bhushan award.

Before Fame

She earned her M.A. in English from Cornell University.

Trivia

She became the first non-white University Professor at Columbia University in its over 260-year history.

Family Life

She was married to writer Talbot Spivak for a short time in the 1960s.

Associated With

She and French poet Aime Cesaire both spoke out against colonialism.