Aesthetics and Politics of Distraction: A Conversation with Geeta Patel

Geeta Patel is a Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Virginia. Her work is informed by translation theory, gender and sexuality studies, diaspora and subaltern historiography, and the history of science. On June 14th, 2018, Professor Patel gave a talk, titled, 'In Theory/In Deed: Radical Philosophy in Action', which was co-hosted by Critical Theory and Practice, and Cambridge University and College Union. KR editor Ayşe Polat met with her the following day, to discuss the possibilities of radical action in distraction, moving from her own experience organising in Sri Lanka.