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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Women and Islam: A Late-evening Discussion Supper

with Asma Afsaruddin
of the IU Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
and Dana Cloud
of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Communication Studies

Thursday, March 25, 2010 * 8-9:30 p.m. * Harlos House (1331 E. Tenth St.) * SIGN-UP REQUIRED

Earlier the same evening, 6-7:30 p.m., Afsaruddin and Cloud will participate in a panel discussion in Fine Arts 015 on the topic "Speaking for Herself: The Muslim Woman in the United States." The panel discussion, which is co-sponsored by the IU Muslim Student Union and Union Board as part of Islam Awareness Month, is free and open to the public.

Asma Afsaruddin is a professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures whose research interests include Islam and politics, gender roles, and Islamic intellectual history. Her many publications include "Hermeneutics and Honor: Negotiating Female Public Space in Islamic Societies." She serves on the advisory board of Karamah, a human and women's rights organization, and on several advisory committees, including Women's Global Initiative, Peace X Peace, and the Muslim World Initiative of the United States Institute for Peace.

Dana Cloud is an associate professor of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Communication Studies, where her research interests include social movements, gender and communication, feminist theory, violence as political expression, and other topics of interest. Among her publications is the article "To Veil the Threat of Terror," which examines images of Muslim women after 9/11, focusing on those produced in the United States. She is currently working on a book about union activists and has been on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Communication and Critical Cultural Studies.

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