Lecture at Clark University to examine untold stories of Iraqi women

Clark University presents “Untold Stories: Iraqi Women Between Dictatorship, Sanctions, and Occupation,” a lecture by Dr. Nadje Al-Ali, professor and chair of the Center for Gender Studies at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, at 11:45 a.m. on March 14 in the Grace Conference Room of the Higgins University Center, 950 Main St.

Nadje Al-Ali’s main research interests revolve around gender theory; feminist activism; women and gender in the Middle East; transnational migration and diaspora mobilization; and war, conflict and reconstruction. She is currently President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS). She is also a member of the Feminist Review Collective and a founding member of Act Together: Women’s Action for Iraq and a member of Women in Black UK.

Her most recent book (co-edited with Nicola Pratt) is entitled “Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives” (Zed Books, 2009). Other publications include “What kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq” (2009, University of California Press, co-authored with Nicola Pratt); “Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present” (2007, Zed Books); “New Approaches to Migration” (ed., Routledge, 2002, with Khalid Koser); Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2000) and “Gender Writing – Writing Gender” (The American University in Cairo Press, 1994).

She has also authored numerous book chapters and journal articles.

This lecture is sponsored by the International Development, Community and Environment and Gender and Women’s Studies departments. It is free and open to the public

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