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2013

January

24/01/13
  • When is peace? The Uncertain Outcome of Accord
  • Professor Cynthia Cockburn, Department of Sociology, City University London
  • Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’ were ended by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, the ethno-national aggression in Bosnia-Herzegovina was halted by the Dayton Accord of 1995, and the Israel – Palestine conflict was slowed for some years by the Oslo Accords of 1993. Revisiting a study made by the author in these three countries during the late 1990s, this article draws on interviews conducted in 2012 with feminist activists of that earlier period.

February

07/02/13
  • Generation and Ritual among young Shias in the UK
  • Kathryn Spellman Poots, Associate professor, Aga Khan University - Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
  • Shia Muslims make up approximately fifteen percent of the estimated 2.8 million Muslims living in the UK, and come from a range of backgrounds including South Asian, East African, Iranian, Iraqi, Afghani, Lebanese, Bahraini, Saudi Arabian, and Yemeni. This paper will discuss the development of local and transnational Shi’a institutions and religious practices in British society, taking a gendered and generational view.

21/02/13
  • The Feminist Judgements Project.
  • Professor Rosemary Hunter, School of Law, University of Kent.
  • The UK Feminist Judgments Project and other feminist judgment-writing projects provide a fruitful source of both empirical data and theoretical reflections on processes of feminist judg(e)ment.  In this paper I consider the extent to which a feminist ethics of care has informed – or might inform – feminist judging, and the potential value and limitations of such an approach.

28/02/13

March

02/03/13
  • Gender and Identity in Muslim Contexts
  • Prof Nadje Al-Ali (SOAS), Dr Kathryn Spellman-Poots (AKU-ISMC), Prof Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS), Ms Marta Pietrobelli (CGS, SOAS, PhD Candidate), Prof Sami Zubaida (Birkbeck College)
  • Challenging stereotypical understandings of gender roles in Muslim societies, this course will highlight the multiple and changing constructs of these roles and identities both historically and in contemporary contexts.
07/03/13
09/03/13

April

18/04/13

May

07/05/13

June

04/06/13
10/06/13

October

24/10/13

November

14/11/13
16/11/13
21/11/13
28/11/13
  • Madam Kazmi and the Drivers: Film and Conversation with Anca Dimofte
  • Anca Dimofte (Independent Film Maker) and Ruhi Hamid (BBC filmmaker)
  • 'Madam Kazmi and the drivers' tells the story of a woman taxi driver in Pakistan and the day-to-day people around her. The setting is the main taxi stand in the International Islamabad Airport where Zahida Kazmi first arrived in '92 as the first woman taxi driver and since then she's still the only licensed woman to drive a cab in Pakistan. This short film depicts different encounters and relationships as part of Zahida’s life and the realities around it.

December

04/12/13
  • 'Queen of the Desert' Film Screening and Director's Q+A
  • The film will be followed by the Q & A session with Director Alex Kelly
  • Event proudly presented by SOAS Centre for Gender Studies in collaboration with SOAS Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law

12/12/13