2016 Workshop

The focus of the Decolonial Feminist Politics workshop for the summer of 2016 is the work of Trinh T. Minh-ha (1952- ).

Trinh T. Minh-ha is a Vietnamese theorist and filmmaker. You can access her personal website here, which includes a list of her films, books, music, and art installations. Her works address feminism, postcoloniality, immigration and refugeeism, and indigenous theory. Of particular interest are her books such as When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, gender and cultural politics (Routledge 1991) and Woman, Native, Other: Writing postcoloniality and feminism (Indiana University Press 1989). We are also hoping to integrate several of Minh-ha’s films into the workshop; films will be shown in the evening.

Workshop Participants


Date and Location

The workshop will took place Tuesday, May 16th – Friday, May 19th at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Important Links

You can find a list of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s work here on her personal website. I have started a dropbox folder with pdf’s of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s work that I have amassed thus far, you can access it here. Please let me know if you are unable to access this folder.

Presentation Schedule

Please note that we’ll start at 10:00 AM each day and try to conclude by 4:00 PM each day as well. We’ll begin Tuesday May 16th with 30 minutes of introductions and conversations, so if there are any issues with the presentation schedule, we can discuss it at that time.

As for presentations, please remember to allow time during your presentation for questions and discussion. It might be helpful if you include a few questions at the end of your presentation. The workshop is meant as a space where we work through these texts together, so don’t feel as though you need to have everything solved in your presentation. After the initial presentation, we’ll take a short 10-15 minute break during which time we can individually construct questions that we’ll then take up as a group and discuss. If you are able, please bring a laptop or tablet with you to the workshop (although it’s not necessary).


Funding has been provided by the American Philosophical Association. We were fortunate enough to have been awarded a small grant from the American Philosophical Association. The grant will be used to offset some of the travel costs accrued by workshop participants on a sliding scale basis.

This workshop also benefits from the support of the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.