Women's Awareness Special Event - Women in the Middle East and South Asia

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"Women in the Middle East and South Asia," a Women's Awareness Month panel bringing together Laura Bier, Moon Charania, and Deepika Bahri, scholars whose research focuses on these regions.  A reception will precede the panel.

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.

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.


Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST) and  the School of History, Technology and Society (HTS)




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  • Created By: LaDonna Bowen
  • Created: 12/19/2013
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017

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