Women in the Middle East and South Asia, sponsored by WST and HTS for WAM

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    • Friday March 7, 2014
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Clary Theatre, Student Success Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
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Carol Colatrella carol.colatrella@lmc.gatech.edu


Summary Sentence: This panel discussion will include three distinguished speakers discussing women in the Middle East and South Asia.

Full Summary: The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST) and the School of History, Technology, and Society sponsor this panel as part of Women's Awareness Month, an initiative coordinated by the Georgia Tech Women's Resource Center. Three distinguished speakers will present short talks about women in the Middle East and South Asia. The panel discussion will be preceded by a reception and followed by discussion.


Deepika Bahri is Associate Professor in the English department at Emory University. Her research focuses on postcolonial literature, culture, and theory. She is the author of Native Intelligence: Aesthetics, Politics, and Postcolonial Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2003) and co-editor of Between the Lines: South Asians and Postcoloniality and Realms of Rhetoric. She has written several articles on postcolonial issues in journals and book collections. She is currently working on the representation of Anglo-Indians, Eurasians, and racial hybrids in postcolonial literature.

Laura Bier is currently Associate Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech. She is a social and cultural historian with a specialty in post-colonial Egyptian history.  She has been the recipient of a number of grants, including a Fulbright and a Fulbright-Hays for her research on gender and state socialism in Egypt. Her work has appeared in the journals Feminist Studies and Gender and History and in edited collections on the family in the Middle East and on the Bandung Conference. Her book Revolutionary Womanhood: Feminisms, Modernity and the State in Nasser's Egypt was published by Stanford University Press in 2011. 
Moon Charania is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Sociology at Georgia State University. She comes to Georgia State following a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at Tulane University in the Gender and Sexuality Studies program. Her current and previous scholarship cuts across disciplines and includes sociology, cultural studies, women’s studies, and transnational studies. She would like to speak about Pakistani women and global visual culture.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology

Invited Audience
International Affairs, Middle East, south asia, women, WST lecture
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