Hillary Clinton Center for Women's Empowerment

Spring 2016

The lecture series is co-sponsored by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)

Spring 2016

April 13, 2016 6:00 pm AUI Library, Zero Decibel Room

OLD TEXTS, NEW PRACTICES: WOMEN AND ISLAMIC REFORM IN MODERN MOROCCO

Speaker: Dr. Etty Terem, Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies and History from Harvard University

She currently teaches Middle Eastern History at Rhodes College, USA. Her research has focused on the history of nineteenth and twentieth centuries Morocco, modernity and historical change, Islamic law and society, and Islamic reform. Her present project continues the study of Islamic reform in the context of colonial Morocco (1912-1956).

She is the author of Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic Reform in Modern Morocco (Stanford University Press, 2014).


 

March 23, 2016 4:40 pm Building 7, Auditorium
VISIONS OF MASCULINITY IN CLERAMBAULT’S PERIOD IN MOROCCO 

Speaker: Dr. Maureen G. Shanahan, professor of art history at James Madison University

She has published numerous articles on avant-garde art and questions of gender, race and nationality. Her co-edited collection, Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon, will be in print in June with University Press of Florida and her monograph, The Colorist Doctor: Fernand Léger and the Aesthetics of Trauma, is under advanced review. Her new project on the photographer and psychiatrist Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault and representations of the colonial subject has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Clark Art Institute and the Fulbright Foundation. 


 

CONFERENCES

March 30-31, 2016 Building 7, Auditorium

GENDER, MIGRATION AND REFUGEES IN NORTH AFRICA: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE SOUTH

See full program here

See video here


 

BOOK LAUNCHES

February 29, 2016 6:00 pm AUI Library, Zero Decibel Room

BOOK LAUNCH: WOMEN AND POWER IN POSTCONFLICT AFRICA (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2015)

Speaker: Dr. Aili Mari Tripp, Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (HCC Scholar-in-Residence)


February 10, 2016 6:00 pm AUI Library, Zero Decibel Room

BOOK LAUNCH: MODERNIZING PATRIARCHY- THE POLITICS OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN MOROCCO (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS, 2015)

Speaker: Dr. Katja Žvan-Elliott (AUI)

A conversation with the author and Dr. Michael Willis, Middle East Center, St Antony's College, Oxford University, UK.