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
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
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
In March 2016, CGS PhD candidate, Magdalena Suerbaum, was one of the directors of the panel : “Faces of displacement. Constructions of the Self and Discourses about Refugeeness across the Mediterranean Region”, at XIII SeSaMO (Italian Society for Middle Eastern Studies) Conference “Migrants: Communities, Borders, Memories, Conflict” in Catania, Italy. The paper she presented is entitled “Making gendered sense of refugeeness among Syrians living in Cairo.” Access the Programme here
CGS Faculty member, Dr. Rahul Rao, was awarded the LGBTQA Caucus Scholar Award at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention in Atlanta in March 2016.
On 12 March, 2016, Professor Nadje Al-Ali gave a talk on academic freedom at the Turkish-Kurdish Daymer community centre in Haringey, London. On March 3, 2016, Professor Nadje Al-Ali gave a talk at the University of Kent on Feminism and the New Iraq: Between Imperialism and Religious Fundamentalism.’ Find out more here. On March 4, 2016, Professor Nadje Al-Ali gave a talk titled “Women for Peace: Kurdish and Turkish women’s rights activists and academics struggling
Professor Nadje Al-Ali speaks at SOAS on International Women’s Day
From February to March 2016, PhD student Mary Austin, was in Indonesia researching links between the anti-Suharto student movement, feminist NGOs and trade unions in the movement for an Indonesian domestic workers’ law. She was greatly assisted by a Language Acquisition grant of £640 from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences which helped her improve her interviewing and transcription/translating skills.
In March 2016, Professor Nadje Al-Ali, published an article titled – Sexual violence in Iraq: Challenges for transnational feminist politics in the European Journal of Women’s Studies. Abstract: The article discusses sexual violence by ISIS against women in Iraq, particularly Yezidi women, against the historical background of broader sexual and gender-based violence. It intervenes in feminist debates about how to approach and analyse sexual and wider gender-based violence in Iraq specifically and the Middle
In February 2016, PhD student Paniz Musawi Natanzi, spoke at the Ab-Anbar Art Gallery in Tehran, Iran, on The Gendering Power of Disney from a Postcolonial Feminist Perspective: Deconstructing Gender Roles and Relations from Snow White to Robin Hood. Find the event on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/events/914048845330900/