Anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod will discuss how agendas to combat violence against women and gender-based violence have been taken up as tools of state sovereignty and global security on Tue., Dec. 3.
Anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod will discuss how agendas to combat violence against women and gender-based violence have been taken up as tools of state sovereignty and global security on Tue., Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 31 Washington Place.
The event, part of the NYU Liberal Studies Global Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. Registration is required at bit.ly/Abu-Lughod; admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.998.2324.
Lila Abu-Lughod is the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, where she teaches anthropology and gender studies. Her award-winning books and articles have been translated into 14 languages, including her widely known Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Harvard University Press, 2013). Abu-Lughod’s scholarship, mostly ethnographic and based on fieldwork in Egypt, has focused on the following: the power of cultural forms, from poetry to television soap operas; the politics of knowledge and representations of cultural “others”; violence and memory; and the question of liberalism and global projects of human and women’s rights. She taught at NYU in the Department of Anthropology from 1991 to 2000.
Abu-Lughod is currently working on a collaborative international project for Women Creating Change and supported by the Henry Luce Foundation on “Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence.”
This event is part of GLS at 10 Years, a series of events celebrating the Global Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree and its innovative curriculum. To learn more about Abu-Lughod’s lecture, visit the event’s website.
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About Liberal Studies at NYU and the Global Lecture Series
Liberal Studies at NYU is recognized for its innovative, global liberal arts curriculum, experiential learning and small, seminar-style classes. It offers the best of both worlds: a small college experience nestled within a large urban research university. Liberal Studies has the second largest entering first year undergraduate class each year at NYU. Its classrooms are small; its presence is large and far-reaching. The Global Lecture Series is a signature Liberal Studies event that brings an internationally renowned speaker to Washington Square campus each academic year to encourage interdisciplinary, inspiring work across borders.