SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

Border Crossings: New Directions in the Study of Gender at SOAS

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Date: 10 May 2013Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 11 May 2013Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B102 and the Brunei Suite

Type of Event: Workshop

This two-day workshop hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies begins a conversation around the diverse approaches to the study of gender taking place at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.  Interdisciplinary in both theoretical grounding and methodological approach, Gender Studies encourages scholars to explore the ways in which boundaries are constructed and contested, blurred and made rigid, in contexts intimate, academic, local and transnational.  In bringing together members of staff and the student body, this workshop provides not only an opportunity to showcase the innovative approaches shaping the Centre, but also enters into a discussion around the future of Gender Studies scholarship.  As this body of knowledge and practice emerges through the confluence and crossing of multiple borders, what lies ahead?  In which new directions will we take Gender Studies research as members of the academic community unique to SOAS?

Friday, May 10 2013 - room B102

13:00-13:30     Registration
13:30-13:45     Introduction: Ruba Salih
13:45-15:35     Panel I
15:35-16:05     Coffee, tea and cakes
16:05-17:55     Panel II
18:00-19:00     Keynote address: Deniz Kandiyoti
19:00-20:00     Wine reception (room B111)

Saturday, May 11 2013 - Brunei Suite

09:30-10:00    Registration
10:00-10:15    Critical and inclusive? Report and recommendations on 
                       gender teaching at SOAS: Portia Roelofs
10:15-12:25    Panel III
12:25-13:25    Lunch
13.25-15:15    Panel IV
15:15-15:30    Coffee, tea and cakes
15:30-17:20    Panel V
17:20-18:00    Final roundtable discussion

Please see programme.   To register, please email with your planned dates of attendance.  We look forward to your participation in this exciting event!

Organiser: Nadje Al-Ali

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