Emergent Transnationalisms and 1970s–80s Feminist Collective Media Making


ACLS Project Development Grants


Film and Media Studies


“Emergent Transnationalisms and 1970s–80s Feminist Collective Media Making” employs extensive international archival research to historicize and theorize women’s unstudied contributions to collective media production in the US, UK, India, Latin America, and elsewhere during the 1970s–80s. It develops conceptual frames based in transnational feminist analytics to demonstrate the resonant political perspectives as well as the production philosophies and practices that united collectives and fostered a transnational activist milieu. The project argues that the interplay of activism and labor that shaped collectives’ collaborations during this period both guided and challenged feminist solidarities spanning the Global North and Global South.