Slavery and the Sweet Taste of Empire
SEP 18, 2014 | 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
September 18, 2014: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Center for the Study of Women & Society
Gender and Sexuality in the Arab Uprisings with
ZAKIA SALIME, Sociology, Rutgers University
Zakia Salime, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, writes on comparative feminisms, race, empire, the political economy of ‘the war on terror,’ and the interactions between feminism and Islamist women’s movements, among other topics. Her book, Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco (Minnesota, 2011) illustrates the interplay of global regimes of rights and local alternatives. Locating her analysis at the intersection of feminist and Islamist politics, Salime shows how these negotiations of rights and democratic participation has led to the feminization of the Islamist movement one the one hand, and the Islamization of the feminist movement on the other. Her book critically re-assesses fissures in liberal feminist theory, which has primarily looked at Muslim women as objects of a discourse of liberation rather than as agents negotiating global policies and building alternative understandings of rights.
Cosponsored with Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC).