Session 3: 9:00 – 10:45
Rochelle Davis, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
"Gendered Vulnerability and Forced Conscription in the War in Syria"
Moderator: Anahid Matossian, Department of Anthropology
Discussants: Diane King and Kristin Monroe, Department of Anthropology
Session 4: 11:00 – 12:30
Concluding Forum and Discussion
Moderator: Srimati Basu, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
Session 1: 3:30 – 5:15
Purnima Bose, Associate Professor of English, Indiana University
"The Capitalist-Rescue Narrative and the War on Terror"
Moderator: Amy Murrell Taylor, Department of History
Discussant, Francie Chassen-Lopez, Department of History
Session 2: 5:30- 7:15
Sue Grayzel, Professor of History and Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, University of Mississippi
"All are Now in the Line of Fire:" Gender and the Defence of Civilian Bodies in the Interwar British Empire
Moderator: Carmen Moreno-Nuño, Department of Hispanic Studies
Discussant: Pearl James, Department of English
What's New in Science Christia Brown
Part 2 of 4: This segment includes a discussion of actual gender differences. We examine 3 of the most common gender difference myths. This is followed by discussion of where true gender differences exist (in terms of biology, behavior, and psychology) and how these differences may vary based on context and experience.
Dr. Basu will consider the possibilities and limitations of studying spaces of law through her fieldwork in contemporary Kolkata (India), as well as the ways in which feminist legal reform recommendations are transformed in practice.
This lecture is part of the Geography Department Colloquium Series.