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The Future of Minority Studies @ SU 2011 s ympo si um thursday

april 14

ISLAMOPHOBIA, ORIENTALISM, & GENDER JUSTICE

syracuse university EVENING SYMPOSIUM PERFORMANCE

7–9 pm, Watson Theater AFTERNOON SYMPOSIUM SESSION

2– 4 pm, 304 A/B/C Schine chair

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies, Spelman College

Dr. Dana Olwan Assistant Professor of Gender-Studies, Queen’s University, FMS Post-Doctoral Fellow, Spring 2011

“Bodies that Matter in Death More than Life: Thoughts on Honour Crimes and Canada’s Racial Logics”

Dr. Carol Fadda-Conrey Assistant Professor of English, Syracuse University, FMS Post-Doctoral Fellow, Spring 2011

“Arab-and-Muslim-American Representations of Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship Post 9/11” respondent

Dr. Laila Farah

Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, DePaul University

“Living in the Hyphen-Nation” Dr. Laila Farah is a Lebanese-American feminist

performance-scholar. She has performed “Living in the Hyphen-Nation” at Hofstra University, the Lebanese American University, the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, and at universities and spaces throughout the U.S. Her creative scholarship includes research about “Third World” women and women of color, postcolonial identities and the “alien nation,” and ethnographic and autoethnographic performance/narrative. She is active locally and nationally, and globally in gender based initiatives through various organizations including the National Women’s Studies Association and the Arab American Action Network, and the International Oral History Organisation. co - sponsors

The Democratizing Knowledge Project, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology, Political Science, African American Studies, English, and Religion, the Middle East Studies Program, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs FMS@SU is funded by a generous contribution from the Office of the Chancellor, Syracuse University.


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