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Conference Programme Monday

10:00 – 10:30  

Coffee and Welcome 

10:30 – 10:45  

Background: The ESRC Project and Conference

10:45 – 12:15

Panel 1 “Women from Muslim Communities: Beyond Europe”
(Chair: Daniele Joly)

    • Cassandra Balchin (Researcher & activist; part of MWNUK, Musawah and WLULM, London)
      Title: “Women’s transnational engagement for equality and justice in the Muslim Family”
    • Afiya Zia (Independent researcher and activist, Karachi, Pakistan)
      Title: “The politics of researching the organic Muslim woman”
    • Nicola Pratt (Associate Professor in Politics & International Studies, University of Warwick)
      Title: “Middle East women’s activism”

    12:15 – 13:30 

    Lunch Break  

    13:30 – 15:00

    Panel 2 “Women from Muslim Communities: Private and Public Spaces”
    (Chair: Nicola Pratt)

    • Amel Boubekeur (Associate Research Fellow, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
      Title: TBC
    • Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (Associate Professor, University of Paris 13)
      Title: “How can one be a female, French Muslim? On the invention of an oxymoron”
    • Maleiha Malik (Professor in Law, Kings College London)
      Title: “On headscarves: accommodating religious symbols in schools and the workplace”

      15:00 – 15:30  

      Tea Break  

      15:30 – 17:00

      Panel 3 “Local Perspectives: Building Political Engagement and Movements Around Political, Socio-Economic and Cultural Issues”
      (Chair: Nacira Guénif-Souilamas)

      • Nadia Falfoul (Local Councillor, Bobigny; Doctoral Candidate in Law, University of Paris 13)
        Title: TBC
      • Shaista Gohir (Director: Muslim Women’s Network UK, Birmingham)
        Title: “Cultural taboos related to sexuality: getting difficult issues onto public agendas”
      • Rokhaya Diallo (Director: Association Les Indivisibles, Paris)
        Title: “Representing Muslim women in French public space”