A talk on Rethinking Orientalism, Gender, Body Politics and Authoritarianism in the Middle East will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, in the Bergen Room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center on the main campus of Rutgers University-Newark.
Guest speaker will be Professor Nadie Al-Ali, a Professor of Gender Studies at the Centre for Gender Studies, at SOAS University of London. The talk is sponsored by the Rutgers-Newark Middle East South Asia Working Group and the Rutgers Center for Security, Race and Rights.
The lecture will address the relevance of Edward Said’s Orientalism for the contemporary study of women and gender in the Middle East. What are the main challenges of researching and talking about gender in the Middle East? What are the continuities in our engagement with Orientalism and where do we find ruptures and limitations?
The talk is free to attend, but guests are asked to pre-register by clicking on the Link to Rethinking Orientalism Talk