2015 Program

Friday, April 10, 2015

8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks

9:00-10:30 a.m.
Panel 1: EGYPT

Moderator: Sherine Hamdy (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University)

Lama Abu-Odeh (Professor of Law, Georgetown University)

Paul Amar (Associate Professor in Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Mina Khalil (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania)

10:30-10:45 a.m.

10:45-12:15 p.m.

Moderator: Deborah Weinstein (Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Brown University)

Jason Ritchie (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Florida International University)

Sarah Schulman (Distinguished Professor of English, City University of New York, College of Staten Island)

Ghadir Shafie (Co-Director, Aswat)

12:15-1:30 p.m.
Lunch for invited guests and hosts

1:30-3:00 p.m.
Panel 3: LEBANON

Moderator: Elias Muhanna (Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University)

Maya El Helou (Feminist activist)

Jared McCormick (PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Harvard University)

Sofian Merabet (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin; 2015 IFK-Vienna Research Fellow)

3:00-3:15 p.m.

3:15-4:45 p.m.
Panel 4: TURKEY

Moderator: Sarah Tobin (Associate Director, Middle East Studies, Brown University)

Salih Can Aciksoz (Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona)

Sinan Goknur (PhD Candidate in Visual and Media Studies, Duke University)

Emrah Yildiz (PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University)

4:45-5:00 p.m.

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Panel 5: IRAN

Moderator: Jo-Anne Hart (Adjunct Professor of International Studies, Brown University)

Tanaz Eshaghian (Filmmaker)

Minoo Moallem (Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley)

Sima Shakhsari (Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College)

7:45-9:45 p.m.
Reception and Dinner for invited guests and hosts

Saturday, April 11, 2015

8:00-8:30 a.m.

9:00-11:00 a.m.
Panel 6: GENDER

Moderator: Leela Gandhi (Professor of the Humanities and English, Brown University)

Rabih Alameddine (Writer/Painter)

Georges Azzi (Executive Director, Arab Foundations for Freedom and Equality)

Marcia Inhorn (Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University)

Elias Wakeem/Madam Tayoush (Palestinian drag queen)

11:00-11:15 a.m.

11:15-1:15 p.m.
Panel 7: ISLAM

Moderator: Nancy Khalek (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University)

Imam Daayiee Abdullah (Imam and Religious Director, Masjid An-Nur Al-Isslaah) 

Amanullah De Sondy (Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Miami)

Samar Habib (Research Associate, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London) 

Scott Kugle (Associate Professor of South Asian and Islamic Studies, Emory University)

1:15-1:30 p.m.
Concluding Remarks

1:30-2:45 p.m.
Lunch for invited guests and hosts

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