Uma Narayan

Professor of Philosophy

Uma Narayan received her BA in Philosophy from Bombay University and her MA in Philosophy from Poona University, India. She received her PhD from Rutgers University in 1990. She is the author of Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions and Third World Feminism. She has coedited Reconstructing Political Theory: Feminist Perspectives with Prof. Mary L. Shanley, Having and Raising Children with Prof. Julia Bartkowiak and Decentering the Center: Postcolonial and Feminist Challenges to Philosophy with Prof. Sandra Harding. She regularly offers courses on Contemporary Moral Issues, Social and Political Philosophy and Feminist Theory in the philosophy department. She frequently teaches courses for the Women’s Studies program, such as Introduction to Women’s Studies and Global Feminism.

BA, Bombay University; MA, Poona University; PhD, Rutgers University
At Vassar since 1990


Rockefeller Hall
Box 325

Departments and Programs


INTL/WMST 251 Global Feminism
PHIL/WMST 250 Feminist Theory