Described as a “culture disruptor” and “rabble-rouser,” Samhita Mukhopadyay has been a leading voice on the topics of feminism, gender, race and technology for more than a decade.
The writer, activist and social media strategist will keynote Women’s Month at Alma College with “Intersectionality: Everyone Says It, But How Many People Mean It?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 in Swanson Academic Center, Room 113.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Mukhopadyay brings energy, humor and accessibility to her presentations, according to reviewers. Currently the executive editor of Teen Vogue, Mukhopadyay is co-editor of the anthology, Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America, and author of the book, Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life.
She also is the former senior editorial director of culture and identities at “Mic” and former executive editor of the award-winning blog “Feministing.”
“Her quote in Nasty Women, about how ‘systemic racism isn’t something you can opt out of; it’s only something you can consciously resist,’ is a true touchstone,” says Prathim-Maya Dora-Laskey, Alma College faculty advisor to MacCurdy House, whose members promote women’s issues and equality.
Mukhopadyay’s commentary has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian, The Nation and The American Prospect. She received the Champion of Sexual Literacy Award by the National Sexuality Resource Center in 2008 and a Hillman Prize in 2011 for Excellence in Blog Journalism.
She has a master’s degree in women and gender studies from San Francisco State University.