Aimee Carrillo Rowe
Power Lines: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances
Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008
Reviewed by Dawn Rae Davis, 2012

Hypatia 27.1 (2012): 223-227
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Dawn Rae Davis is a visiting faculty member with the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.  Her PhD is in feminist studies from the University of Minnesota.  Professor Davis is currently at work on two books. The first, Decolonizing Love; Feminist Subjects and the Ability of Not Knowing, explores the decolonial imaginary in relation to an epistemology of love and the demands of transnational feminism.  The other is a collection of autobiographical-theoretical essays investigating gendered intersections of whiteness in a postcolonial framework. (

A deeply compelling account of how classed, raced, and sexualized intersections of gender situate the opportunities and interpersonal dynamics of professional alliances in the context of academic feminisms in the United States.