- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Making of the Modern Homosexual in Early 20th Century Japan
Dr. Stephen Dodd, Senior Lecturer in Japanese, SOAS
- 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.
- Gender, Care and South-South Migration
Professor Eleonore Kofman, Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship, Department
- Women, Sexuality and Christian Fundamentalism
Dr Ann Rossiter; Dr Carmen Sepulveda, UCL; Dr Rahul Rao, SOAS; Dr Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Goldsmiths; Natalie Bennett
- Law, Feminism and the Death of Marriage
Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, School of Law, University of Reading.
- Islamic Feminisms Postcolonial and transnational perspectives
Zahra Ali in converstaion with Ziba Mir-Hosseini
- Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here - London
A Response by Poets, Artists, and Writers to the March 5, 2007 Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of the Booksellers."
- From Rethinking Peacekeeping to Queer Perspectives on Law
Professor Dianne Otto
You are cordially invited to lunch with Professor Dianne Otto.
- What (Not) to Wear During a Cultural Revolution
Professor Chris Berry, Film Studies Department, King's College London
- Trafficking in Women and Children to India and Thailand
Dr Siddhartha Sarkar (Department of Commerce and Economics, University of North Bengal)
- Symposium on Gender, Fundamentalism and Nationalism
This event has been organised by the University of East London’s CMRB (Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) and SOAS’ Centre for Gender Studies.
- The Politics of Abortion in Israel
Dr Rebecca Steinfeld (Dept of Political and International Studies, Univeristy of Birmingham)
- 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.
- '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
- The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion
Professor Hilal Elver
Afternoon tea with Professor Hilal Elver Author of: The Headscarf Controversy, Secularism and Freedom of Religion.
- Feminist Reflections on Researching So-called 'Honor Killings'
Dr. Aisha Gill (Reader in Criminology, Roehampton University)
“All they think about is honour”: The murder of Shafiela Ahmed