11:26 a.m., April 6, 2016--Zakia Salime, assistant professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University, will speak at the University of Delaware from 12:30-1:45 p.m., Friday, April 15, in 208 Gore Hall on “Bodies, Sexuality and Revolutions in North Africa.”
The lecture, hosted by UD’s African Studies program and Center for Global and Area Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Relations, is free and open to the public.
Salime teaches courses in comparative feminism(s), gender, globalization, social movements, international inequalities and postcoloniality. Her research interests include race, empire, the political economy of the "war on terror," development policies, Islamic societies and movements and Middle East-U.S. relations.
She is the author of Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco.
In her lecture, Salime will discuss how, after the euphoria of the first waves of “Arab Spring” uprisings that toppled heads of state in Tunisia and Egypt, the woman's body became the front line of the protest scene.
She will ask: In what language did "other" bodies of "ordinary" women speak in the context of the uprisings? Through what kind of representational regimes are these "other" bodies allowed to speak, or be made silent?
Salime’s lecture is just one of many events being sponsored this month by the Center for Global and Area Studies as a way for the UD community to explore the world from campus.