Khushboo Jain is an academic, social researcher, and human rights activist engaged in agency-based political struggle. Through her ethnographic study of home-making practices on the streets of Delhi and her work with street and railway children in India, she critiques normative ideas surrounding home, family, and the public-private divide.
Currently completing her PhD at Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen, she also teaches courses on feminist theories, women in contemporary Indian society, and reimagining the home.
India, a captivating enigma, is the world's largest democracy and a land of contradictions. A land where women are both revered as goddesses and abused in the same breath, millions of women defy the odds. Despite formidable challenges posed by the regime, women break boundaries, fight with their bodies and sexualities, navigate the complex attacks on them. In this talk we learn more about their struggles and triumphs and about contemporary feminist movements in India. In Kooperation mit dem Frauenzentrum Erlangen
In this course, we delve deep into the lives of Indian women, their heterogeneous and unique experiences and contexts, and the grassroots feminist struggles. To shape our understanding of identity, difference, and intersectionality in the multifaceted lives of Indian women, our journey will move beyond theory, engaging with popular culture, opinion pieces, films, personal anecdotes and roundtables with firsthand narratives. Please join if you are seeking a deeper understanding of India and its multicultural society, and to discover the intertwining stories that unify us across thousands of miles, transcending time and distance. In Kooperation mit dem Frauenzentrum Erlangen
In this talk, we will engage with multiple senses of home, of the practices and notions of home in the everyday. We will look at home within and beyond the house, how people relate to and experience their dwellings, how places are meaningful and full of significance for people. We will venture out of the seminar room to the streets and wagon homes, learn about homeless architecture and closely observe the dynamic nature of people-place relationships. Not only will we explore people’s relationships to place, its materiality and people’s definitions of home but also what home means to us. In Kooperation mit dem Frauenzentrum Erlangen