This conference features emerging work on black women's contributions to black thought, political mobilization, creative work and gender theory. Scholarly Panels, Roundtables, and Keynotes delivered by Professors Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Elizabeth Alexander will focus on black women as intellectuals across a broad geography including Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Europe. Over a period of three days we aim to piece together a history of black women's thought and culture that maps the distinctive concerns and historical
Religious Law, Local Practice, and Global Debates about Muslim Women’s Rights: The Politics of Consent
This two-day workshop was the second in a series of conversations and workshops conceived under the rubric Who’s Afraid of Shari’a? by CSSD’s working group on “Liberalism’s Others.”
Keywords event on "Labor" featuring Jon Beller, Professor in English and Humanities and Critical and Visual Studies, Pratt Institute and Visiting Professor of Women's Studies, Barnard College; Elizabeth Bernstein, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology, Barnard College; José Moya, Professor of History, Barnard College and Director of the Barnard Forum on Migration; and Alice Kessler-Harris (moderator), R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History, Columbia University
This exploratory workshop, preparatory for an international conference in 2011, will examine the relationship between Islamic law and gender violence in the Muslim world from two perspectives.
Keywords event on "Intersectionality" featuring Katherine Franke, Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law; Neferti Tadiar, Chair, Women's Studies Department, Barnard College; Kendall Thomas, Director, Center for the Study of Law and Culture; and Laura Ciolkowski (moderator), Associate Director, Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference
Saba Mahmood, Lila Abu-Lughod and Wael Hallaq: A roundtable discussion on "Secular Liberalism and Islamic Reform"
A discussion amongProfessors Saba Mahmood (Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley), Lila Abu-Lughod (Anthropology and IRWAG,
Columbia) and Wael Hallaq (MEALAC Columbia) based on two precirculated papers: Mahmood's "'Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire" and
Abu-Lughod's "Anthropology in the Territory of Rights--Human, Islamic, and Women's."
Keywords event on "Ethnicity" featuring Mamadou Diouf, Director, Institute for African Studies; Frances Negron-Muntaner, Director, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Mae Ngai, Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies; Elizabeth Povinelli, Director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender; and Marianne Hirsch (moderator), Director, Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference