Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
born in 1942. University Professor and founder of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, New York, conducts research and teaches reading at the interfaces of globality, feminism, Marxism, and deconstruction on issues of identity and subalternity. Teaches elementary school and works for ecological agriculture among the rural landless in India. Her most recent book is »Readings« (2014).