Nancy Fraser is a critical theorist, feminist, and professor of philosophy at The New School in New York City. Widely known for her critique of identity politics and her philosophical work on the concept of justice, Nancy is also a staunch critic of contemporary liberal feminism, which she terms “the handmaiden of capitalism”, and its abandonment of social justice issues. Nancy argues that the narrow focus of identity politics has aided widening the gap between the rich and poor, particularly with regard to liberal feminism.
Nancy is the recipient of a huge array of awards, including the American Philosophical Association’s 2010 Alfred Schutz Prize and the Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of Cordoba. Her most recent book, A Crisis of Capitalism, comes out in October this year.
"Nancy Fraser is one of the most creative social philosophers and critical theorists of her generation.” Cornel West