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Sahar Khamis “Arab Women’s Shifting Identities, Ongoing Activism(s) and Parallel Struggles”

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Arab Women’s Shifting Identities, Ongoing Activism(s) and Parallel Struggles

Sahar Khamis, University of Maryland

Virtual lecture 

 

About the talk:

This talk will be centered around Sahar Khamis last co-edited book, Arab Women’s Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions.

Nine years after the eruption of the Arab Spring movements, it is mandatory to revisit Arab women’s changing realities and shifting identities, and how and why they led to the birth of new forms of gendered activism(s) and resistance(s), both inside the Arab region and in the diaspora. This talk tackles the potentials and limitations and strengths and weaknesses of Arab women’s multiple forms of grassroots gendered activism(s), online and offline, in the region and in the diaspora, as well as through different phases before, during, and after the Arab Spring uprisings.

About the presenter:
Dr. Sahar Khamis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her area of expertise is Arab and Muslim media. She is the former Head of the Mass Communication Department at Qatar University. She is a media commentator, public speaker, radio host, and former Human Rights Commissioner. Her latest book, co-edited with Amel Mili, is titled Arab Women’s Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

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Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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Website:
https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsc-yppzkpH9ZBvPBasy3bZJUyL0mai5Pa

Venue

Madison, WI United States

Organizer

Middle East Studies Program
Phone:
(608) 262-5666
Email:
cmes@mideast.wisc.edu
Website:
mideast.wisc.edu