Lakshmi Sarah

Educator & Writer

Why Are There So Few Female College Presidents?

Lady in the Ivory Tower post by Lakshmi Sarah on April 2, 2013 – 4:27pm; tagged academia, college, feminism,presidents, university, women. Women make up a majority of college students, but at the top of the academic ladder, the percentage … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Emerging powers and the Indian elephant

This article originally appeared on Al Jazeera opinion India is in the red colour zone with a ranking of 105 in the international ranking on the gender gap [AFP] As Superman … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Best Conference You’ve Never Heard of: Empowering Women of Color Conference

This post is part of a guest blog series on women in academia for Bitch Magazine. I don’t exactly remember  how I discovered the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) in Berkeley, California but … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Can Harvard Help End Rape in India?

This post is part of a guest blog series on women in academia for Bitch Magazine. Today, six men accused of gang rape in India head to court. If that sounds eerily … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Q&A with an Editor of Race and Class in Academia Anthology Presumed Incompetent

In my last post, I explained my love for the new anthology Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. Using personal narratives, empirical studies, and scholarly essays, over … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lady in the Ivory Tower: If You Pack Only One Book, Make it a 570 Page Hardcover on Race and Class

I brought just one book to India: It was a 570 pages hardcover on race and class. It is true, I did consider that it could be used as a … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

India Rape Victim’s Death Prompts Vigils Across India, But This is Not Enough

This post originally appeared in PolicyMic Mumbai’s vigil, in memory of the unidentified 23-year-old Delhi gang rape victim, took place on Saturday December 29, with attendees marching nearly 4 kilometers, … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Women Banned from Using Mobile Phones in Indian Villages

The article originally appeared in Global Voices. A village council in the Indian state of Bihar banned the use of mobile phones by women in the Sunderbari village, roughly 385 kilometers (239 miles) … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

India: Haryana Rape Cases Prompt March Against Violence

This article originally appeared on Global Voices. In recent months, rape in the Indian state of Haryana seems to have become commonplace. In October, the Deccan Chronicle, in an article titled ‘The Haryana … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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