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Seminar 1: Gendering the Arab Spring

Gendering the Arab Spring

Friday 28th October, 2-4.30pm

Wolfson Research Exchange, the Library

You can watch videos of the presentations here.

Co-hosted with the Department of Politics and International Studies, this seminar asked: how significant is gender in understanding the Arab spring? What do Arab women hope to achieve from their participation in the uprisings? What is the future of women's rights and gender relations in the aftermath of dictatorship?

Speakers included:

Fadia Faquir, independent academic, author, Writing Fellow, Durham:

Is the Arab Spring Leaving Women in the Cold?

Nadje Al-Ali, Chair of the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS:

Women Resisting the New Dictatorship in Iraq

Dalia S Mostafa, Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Literature, Manchester:

Women, Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution

Nicola Pratt, Associate Professor, Int Politics of the Middle East, Warwick:

The Gendered politics of Neoliberal Authoritarianism


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Click here to download the poster for this event.