Prof. Dr. Silvia Federici

Silvia Federici is Emerita Professor at Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York). Her field of research is political philosophy and women’s studies. She has also contributed various essays on educational and cultural politics. In the 1970s she was a cofounder of the International Feminist Collective. From 1991 to 2003, after a period of teaching at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, she was a co-founder of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and co-editor of the CAFA Bulletin. From 1995 to 2002 she has also helped found the Anti-death-penalty project of the U.S. based Radical Philosophy Association. Her published work include: Caliban and the Witch. Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation; Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggles; A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (coeditor); Enduring Western Civilization: the Construction of the Concept of the ’West’ and its ‘Others’ (editor).