Oscar Guardiola-Rivera: At this point in your life, in your career, how would you cast yourself? Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: I have always had great difficulty casting myself, surely it is others who cast me. I think what I really do is teach. I don’t ever have a sense that I do anything other than teach. I think it’s very important to teach, to try to change minds. Rearrangement of desires, as I say, you know, at the two ends of the spectrum.