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“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest

April 27, 2017IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

“The Women Are Coming”: Gendered Spaces of Protest

Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 3:30pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Free and open to the public

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This presentation focuses on the gendered dynamics in February 20th movement of protest in Morocco. Salime will discuss how the movement incorporated gender struggles into a social justice and equality framework while initiating new modalities around which political, gendered, and sexual identities could be formed, narrated, and performed. She is particularly interested in the feminist enunciations the movement generated, as well as the gap between an imagined egalitarian gender order and disappointing everyday encounters with male activists. She will show that rather than limiting feminist spaces, these gaps multiplied the possibilities of feminist activism within and beyond the movement.

Zakia Salime is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers. She is currently teaching at Yale as a President Visiting Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her publications include Between Feminism and Islam: Women’s Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco (Minnesota Press 2011) and Freedom without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions, co-edited with Frances Hasso (Duke 2016). Her areas of expertise include globalization, postcolonial condition, social movements, political Islam, feminist theory, development, and neoliberal transformations with a focus on the MENA region. She is currently working on land right movements with an emphasis on the nexus of gender, ethnicity, and class in neoliberal transformations.

Cosponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, the Institute for Global Studies, the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy, and the Departments of Geography, Environment, and Society, Gender Women and Sexuality Studies, and Sociology. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS ( 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

Prof. Salime will also speak on Land, Gender, Colonial Legacies: On Women’s Movements for Land Justice in Morocco Today on Friday April 28.

Credit: Ted Eytan

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