Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor at Columbia University. Latest books: "Other Asias and An Aesthetic Education in An Era of Globalization". 2012 Kyoto laureate in Art and Philosophy. 2013 Padma Bhushan. Trains teachers and guides ecological agriculture in western Birbhum district, West Bengal, India. Current projects: consortial initiatives, continental Africa; Himalayan Studies initiatives, Kathmandu-Kolkata- Kunming; thinking globality together, French India and Senegambia. Daughter of a feminist mother, deeply involved in feminism across the spectrum.