Gayatri C. Spivak
- See also Wikipedia's article about "Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak".
- See also Gayatri C. Spivak's entry in Columbia's directory.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is a vociferous literary critic who was named a University Professor in March 2007. She is also a founder of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, a participant in elementary and intermediate Chinese classes, and an occasional instructor, on leave in Spring 2008.
She is a noted expert and translator of the ideas of Jacques Derrida, and is known for helping found the discipline of postcolonialism altogether, particularly the concept of the subaltern. She has also been name-checked in a song by electro-punk band Le Tigre.
Her scholarship has been criticized for using "unreadable jargon" and forcing a false dichotomy between "white, Western, imperialist males" and "designated, politically correct victims" on her opponents to bludgeon them into submission. 
- Gayatri C. Spivak - Faculty Profile, Comparative Literature and Society department
- Press release announcing Gayatri Spivak's appointment as University Professor