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Hampshire College

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Falguni A. Sheth writes and teaches in the areas of continental and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and legal and feminist theory. She has published articles on Heidegger, Foucault and technologies of race; the hijab as a political fear of liberal societies, racial and intra-racial dynamics in the U.S. political imaginary; the tendency of liberal polities to locate "exceptions" to equal rights; the feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and ethics of various public policy issues.

In her book, Toward a Political Philosophy of Race (SUNY, 2009), she draws upon the caste system, the hijab, and the framework of liberalism  to illustrate how racial divisions are a fundamental feature of sovereign-subject relations in a polity. She analyzes events pertaining to Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians to illustrate how populations are racialized through “impartial and neutral” laws.

As a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow, she was a Visiting Scholar in the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley and the Philosophy Department at University of San Francisco. Most recently, she served on the Immigrant Rights Commission of San Francisco. She is also an organizer of the California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race, held annually in October (to be held in 2009 in Amherst, MA).