Women and Islam: A Late-evening Discussion Supper
with Asma Afsaruddin
of the IU Department of Near Eastern
and Dana Cloud
of the University of Texas at Austin Department of
Thursday, March 25, 2010 * 8-9:30 p.m. * Harlos House (1331 E.
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
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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