Silvia Federici is a longtime activist, teacher, and writer. In 1972 she was one of the founders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the Campaign for Wages for Housework in the US and abroad. She has been active in the anti-globalization movement and the anti-death penalty movement.
She is the author of many essays on political philosophy, feminist theory, cultural studies, and education. Her published works include Revolution at Point Zero (September 2012); Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (2004); A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities (2000, co-editor); and Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of Western Civilization and its “Others” (1994 editor). Caliban and the Witch has been translated in Spanish, Korean, Greek, German, Turkish, and Serbo-Croatian and is presently being translated into French, Japanese, and Italian. Federici is Emerita Professor of Political Philosophy and International Studies at Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York).