Author Archives: Akanksha Mehta

About Akanksha Mehta

I am a final year PhD student at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS.

Event – Book Launch: Sustaining Conflict: Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine

By Akanksha Mehta|April 16, 2016|Book Launch, Events, Our Work, PhD Students, Publications|0 comments

Book Launch: Sustaining Conflict: Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine 28 April 2016 5 PM, DLT, SOAS To celebrate the launch of her new book, Dr Katherine Natanel will discuss her work with Professor Clare Hemmings (LSE). Chair: Professor Nadje Al-Ali (SOAS) Abstract Sustaining Conflict develops a groundbreaking theory of political apathy, using a combination of ethnographic material, narrative, and political, cultural, and feminist theory. It examines how the status quo

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Event – CGS Seminar Series – From zero tolerance to zero progress? Analysing UN policy on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers.

By Akanksha Mehta|April 16, 2016|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

From zero tolerance to zero progress? Analysing UN policy on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers 21 April, 2016 13:00- 15:00 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Room 101 For over ten years, the UN Secretary General has been reporting to the General Assembly on the progress made in implementing the ‘zero tolerance’ policy on sexual exploitation and abuse. These reports document statistics on allegations made against

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Our Work – Awards – PhD Candidate Akanksha Mehta wins the third place in the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology

By Akanksha Mehta|April 15, 2016|Awards, Creative Projects, Our Work, PhD Students|0 comments

PhD candidate Akanksha Mehta won the third prize in the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology awarded by Social Science Research Council (USA). The prize is given to students who incorporate visual analyses in the social sciences. She will be collecting her prize at the International Sociology Association’s Annual Conference in Vienna. Here entry can be accessed here.  Between Home and Away – An Everyday Narrative of Migrant Communities in London [2016: Third

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Our Work – Lectures/Talks by Professor Nadje Al-Ali

By Akanksha Mehta|April 15, 2016|Faculty, Lectures/Talks/Conferences, Our Work|0 comments

In April 2016, Professor Nadje Al-Ali gave two talks at the Simon Fraser University. See the details below – https://www.sfu.ca/fass/events/protest–body-politics-and-authoritarianism–a-gendered-perspect.html https://www.sfu.ca/fass/events/a-seminar-by-dr–al-ali–gendering-the-kurdish-turkish-conflict-.html She also gave a lecture about the Turkish-Kurdish conflict and a conference paper on gender-based violence in Iraq at a conference on “Bodies living with violence” at the University of Connecticut (15-16 April 2016).

Our Work – Publication by Dr Gina Heathcote

By Akanksha Mehta|April 10, 2016|Faculty, Lectures/Talks/Conferences, Our Work, Publications|0 comments

New Publication: The text of Dr Gina Heathcote‘s talk (March 2016) – The Protection of Civilians and Protection of Peacekeeping Mandates: Gender and Ethics in Collective Security – now published in feminists@law. Access it here.  Abstract This lecture considers how Security Council authority and legitimacy gain traction through the deployment and development of normative provisions. I focus on the robust peacekeeping mandates in the UN Security Council Resolutions on the

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Our Work – Publication – New Book by Dr Afaf Jabiri

By Akanksha Mehta|April 10, 2016|Our Work, PhD Students, Publications|0 comments

Forthcoming Publication – Postdoctoral Associate and former PhD student Dr Afaf Jabiri’s book – Gendered Politics and Law in Jordan: Guardianship over Women – will be published later this year. More details are here.  This book analyzes how the state constructs and reproduces gender identities in the context and geopolitics of Jordan. It addresses the relevance of the state and its web of relations in understanding the politics of gender

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Our Work – Awards – Geetakshi Arora awarded the first Noor Inayat Khan Prize

By Akanksha Mehta|April 8, 2016|Awards, MA Students, Our Work|0 comments

MA Gender Studies ALUMNa, GEETAKSHI ARORA,  awarded inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize Geetakshi Arora, a student from India who studied for an MA Gender Studies at SOAS University of London during 2014-15, has been awarded the first Noor Inayat Khan Prize for her ‘outstanding’ dissertation. The prize is awarded by the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust and the SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI) to a SOAS MA student working in

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Our Work – Interview/Conversation with Paniz Musawi Natanzi

By Akanksha Mehta|April 2, 2016|Creative Projects, Interviews/Conversations, Our Work, PhD Students|0 comments

In April 2016, PhD candidate Paniz Musawi Natanzi’s conversation on Art and Geopolitics was published in HAYP Pop Art Gallery Website based in Yerevan, Armenia, http://haypopup.com/2016/04/02/art-geopolitics-a-conversation-with-paniz-musawi-natanzi/ ART & GEOPOLITICS: A CONVERSATION WITH PANIZ MUSAWI April 2, 2016 by Gabriel Ouzounian HAYP’s newest exhibit Lips of Pride is coming up quickly, and our special guest speakers are starting to arrive. One of our most exciting visitors is Paniz Musawi Natanzi, a Researcher who

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Our Work – Publications- Article by Molly Ackhurst

By Akanksha Mehta|April 1, 2016|MA Students, Our Work, Publications|0 comments

Molly Ackhurst, who joined us on several MA modules in the 2014-15 academic session, published an article titled, RETHINKING AND INTERSECTIONALLY DECONSTRUCTING CONTEMPORARY SEX WORKERS RIGHTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES, in the Kent Student Law Review. Access it here.  Sex work and the laws that surround the selling of sexual acts have been always been plagued by debate, and these discussions are becoming increasingly more volatile. This paper attempts to breach the

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