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March 27, 2017



Roshanravan awarded Jane Addams Prize

By Shireen Roshanravan

Asian American feminist theory and praxis panel presenters at annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. From left to right: Erika Brown, Shireen Roshanravan, Tamsin Kimoto. Photo credits to Hector Kimoto-Ramirez

Shireen Roshanravan, associate professor of American ethnic studies, was awarded the Jane Addams Prize for her paper, "Asian-American Visibility and the Coalitional Imperative," presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 17, in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Jane Addams Prize is awarded annually by the society's program committee for the best paper presented at the meeting on issues in feminist thought as they occur in American philosophies, including their intersections with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability and age.

Roshanravan's paper argues that the current "Asians for Black Lives" mobilizations demonstrate what she calls the "coalitional imperative" of Asian-American feminist visibility in their spectacular exhibits of cross-racial solidarity. Roshanravan presented her paper as part of a panel on Asian-American feminist theory and praxis with Tamsin Kimoto, Emory University, and Erika Brown, Villanova University.