Event – CGS Seminar Series – Woman’s Place: Gender Perspectives of Belonging and Destruction in Israel/Palestine

By Emily Jones|January 22, 2017|CGS Seminar Series, Events, Forthcoming CGS Seminar Series, Forthcoming Events|0 comments

Woman’s Place: Gender Perspectives of Belonging and Destruction in Israel/Palestine Thursday 9th March 2017 Khalili Lecture Theatre 5pm Dr Hagar Kotef, SOAS Chair: Dr Nadje Al Ali   Abstract  Taking the feminist insight that home is a key political concept, this talk examines home-making—which is also a matter of nation-building and individual, as well as collective identities—in contexts of settler colonialism, specifically in Israel/Palestine. In such contexts “home” emerges as a site wherein

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Events – CGS Seminar – GENDER, FUNDAMENTALISM AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

By Akanksha Mehta|April 22, 2016|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

The SOAS Centre for Gender Studies and University of East London’s Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) are pleased to announce the following seminar:   GENDER, FUNDAMENTALISM AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST   Saturday 30th April 2016, 2 – 5pm   SOAS Brunei Gallery Building (Room B102)   Speakers: Nazand Begikhani Media, Gender & Honour: The Cyber Representation of Women in Iraqi Kurdistan Rouba Mhaissan Gender and Religious Extremism in

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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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Event – CGS Seminar Series – Skin lightening: contempt, hatred, fear

By Akanksha Mehta|March 17, 2016|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

Skin lightening: contempt, hatred, fear 17 March 2016 5 PM, DLT, SOAS Skin lightening: contempt, hatred, fear Shirley Anne Tate, (University of Leeds) Branding skin lightening ‘anti-Black spectacle’ undermines its decolonization of colourism. Through lightening the Black woman’s body becomes the Sable-Saffron Venus alter/native of normative beauty based on white/ light-skin and reveals the colourism of the Black Atlantic. The lightened body refuses the white or light ideal in favour

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Event – CGS Seminar Series – The Political Economy of Marriage in a segregated society. Palestinians in Israel

By Akanksha Mehta|March 3, 2016|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

The Political Economy of Marriage in a segregated society. Palestinians in Israel 3 March 2016 4 PM, 449, SOAS This study focuses on the link between education and the chances of the Palestinian women in Israel to marry a partner with similar level of education. Most of the theoretical discussion focus on structural changes and on shifts in the desirable characteristics of a marriage partner. But most of the existing

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Events – CGS Seminar Series – Racism and Migratism: The Relevance of a Critical Differentiation

By Akanksha Mehta|February 25, 2016|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

Racism and Migratism: The Relevance of a Critical Differentiation 25 February, 2016 5 PM, DLT, SOAS Dr Alyosxa Tudor, (Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London and Gender Institute, LSE) My paper revisits (Western European) critical migration studies and feminist approaches to migration with the insights from postcolonial theories and transnational feminism. I suggest that a critical differentiation of racism and migratism is needed in postcolonial and transnational feminist

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Event – CGS Seminar Series – Gender, Peacebuilding and the Politics of Space: Lunchtime talk

By Akanksha Mehta|February 22, 2016|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

Gender, Peacebuilding and the Politics of Space: Lunchtime talk 22 February 2016 11:30 AM, SOAS Lunchtime talk with Dr Laura J Shepherd (UNSW, Australia) Proceeding from the assumption that discourse has constitutive effects, this research examines the ways in which gender and space manifest in peacebuilding discourse of various United Nations entities and associated organisations. Through the analysis of all publicly available documentation produced by the UN Peacebuilding Commission, and

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Event – CGS Seminar Series – Queer Perspectives on Law 3: Queering the International/Internationalising the Queer

By Akanksha Mehta|January 28, 2016|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

Queer Perspectives on Law 3: Queering the International/Internationalising the Queer 28 January 2016 5 PM, DLT, SOAS This workshop will present three papers which critically examine global advocacy for LGBT rights. The papers will raise questions about the relationship between “centre” and “periphery”, between colonial legacies and the post-colonial, between rights advocacy and appropriation and between law and violence. Recent developments such as the Security Council’s discussion of the killing

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Event – CGS Seminar Series – Decolonizing Knowledge: A Lecture-Performance by Grada Kilomba

By Akanksha Mehta|January 21, 2016|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

Decolonizing Knowledge: A Lecture-Performance by Grada Kilomba 21 January 2016 5 PM, DLT, SOAS In this lecture performance Grada Kilomba explores forms of Decolonizing Knowledge using printed work, writing exercises, performative narrative, and visual art, as forms of alternative knowledge production. Kilomba raises questions concerning the concepts of knowledge, race and gender: “What is acknowledged as knowledge? Whose knowledge is this? Who is acknowledged to produce knowledge?” This project exposes

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Event – CGS Seminar Series – Transition and Inbetweenness; Negotiating Class and Gender in Indonesian Popular Cinema

By Akanksha Mehta|December 10, 2015|CGS Seminar Series, Events|0 comments

Transition and Inbetweenness; Negotiating Class and Gender in Indonesian Popular Cinema 10 December 2015 5 PM, DLT, SOAS Dorce Gamalama is one of Indonesian television’s most well known celebrities. While she publicly defines herself as a woman, her career is very much based on her public profile as a male-to female transsexual. This paper focuses on Dorce’s performance of gender and class in two films in which she took the

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