Yoga, Whiteness, & Cultural Appropriation

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Yoga, Whiteness, & Cultural Appropriation
with Doctor/Professor Shreena Gandhi
Wed., May 17th @ 7 – 7:45pm followed by time for Q&A
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All Are Welcome! Join Professor Shreena Gandhi for a talk on how yoga has been marketed in the United States, and how that is tied to whiteness and cultural appropriation.

Shreena Niketa Gandhi is a cultural historian of religion with expertise in religion, race, the Americas and Hinduism. Trained at Swarthmore, Harvard and the University of Florida, Professor Gandhi currently teaches at Michigan State University, where she starts of the first few weeks of all her classes introducing students to the concept of structural white supremacy and why that is important for a better understanding of religion in the U.S. Her research and public scholarship are on the history of yoga, and she is revising a manuscript on this using the framework of white supremacy and cultural appropriation. Through her scholarship, she hopes to make all Americans from all backgrounds better understand how we have all benefited and suffered because of systematic white supremacy and racism, and her scholarship on yoga is one illustration of this system. Professor Gandhi is also a part of the Feminist Critical Hindu Studies Collective, and together with her feminist collective they have published in Religion Compass, Text and Performance Quarterly and the Washington Post.