SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

Gendered Horizons in the Middle East and Central Asia - A Day in Honour of Professor Deniz Kandiyoti

Deniz Kandiyoti

Date: 20 October 2012Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 20 October 2012Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre, lower ground floor

Type of Event: Celebration

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

We would like to invite you to a special event to honour Professor Deniz Kandiyoti and her work on 20 October, 2012 from 9:30am to 7pm.

As we expect this event to be very popular, you are requested to register for this event by 10 October. We are charging for lunch, tea & coffee as well as a drinks reception (£5 students & unwaged ; £10 for waged).

9:00- 9:30am Tea & Coffee
9:30am Welcome  - 

Nadje Al-Ali, CGS, SOAS

9:45 – 10:00am Informal tributes

Maxine Molyneux
Afsaneh Najmabadi

10:00-10:30am Keynote

Suad Joseph: State & Society in the Middle East

10:30-11:45am Gendering the Middle East

Leila Zaki Chakravarti:  Alley-cat femininity and pious masculinity - defining and contesting gendered labour identities on the shop-floor of Port Said’s garment industry   
Serkan Delice: In Pursuit of a Queer Historiography: Rethinking Modernity and Heteronormativity in the Middle East
Discussion - Facilitator Nadje Al-Ali

11:45am-1pm Reconstruction & Post(Conflict)

Orzala Ashraf:Women & local governance in Afghanistan
Torunn Wimplemann: Formal and Informal (In)justice in Afghanistan
Discussion – Facilitator: Ruth Mandel

1 –2pm Lunch
2-3:45pm Bargaining with patriarchy

Andrea Cornwall: Reflections on the Contributions of 'Bargaining with Patriarchy' to a critical understanding of current development interest in "Investing in Women and Girls"
Naila Kabeer : Patriarchal bargains in the belt of classic patriarchy
Saniye Dedeoglu: Tracing ‘Bargaining with Patriarchy’ Among Women in Istanbul’s Garment Ateliers
Discussion - Facilitator: Yael Navaro-Yashin

3:45-4:15pm Tea & Coffee Break
4:15-5:45pm Informal tributes

Bina Agarwal  
Lila Abu Lughod (read out by Ruth Mandel)
Sami Zubaida

5:45-6pm Closing – Deniz Kandiyoti
6pm – 7pm Reception

We would like to thank the sponsors for this event: 

UCL Grand Challenges (Human Wellbeing & Intercultural Interaction)
LSE Turkish Studies
Faculty of Law & Social Sciences, SOAS, University of London
Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London

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