Lecture: Iraqi Women’s Rights, Gender-Based Violence and the Occupation of Iraq
by Nadje Al-Ali
Monday, December 5 at 4 p.m.
College Union Building, 260
Nadje Al-Ali has written extensively on women and the gender-based effects of political repression, human rights violations, military action, sanctions and occupation on women in Iraq and Iraqi women abroad. An anthropologist of German-Iraqi origin, Al-Ali is the author of numerous books. Her most recent titles include Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives (co-editor, Zed Books, 2009) and What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation in Iraq (co-author, University of California Press, 2009) and Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present (2007, Zed Books). She is Professor of Gender Studies and Chair of the Centre for Gender Studies, at University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. A book signing will follow the lecture.
This lecture is part of Conflict and Resistance in the Middle East, a reading, film, and lecture series focused on life during conflict in the Middle East. All events are free and open to the public.