Political Science News
Middle East Studies Speaker Series, Mon Nov 14 and Tue Nov 15Posted Nov. 8, 2011
The next speaker in the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies (NOCMES) Speaker Series will be Dr. Sherine Hafez, an anthropologist from University of California, Riverside.
She will be discussing "Women, Empowerment, and Religion" at the North Olmsted Public Library on Monday November 14th at 7pm.
On Tuesday November 15th, she will be speaking about "Women's Activism in the Egyptian Uprising" at the Westfield Studio at Playhouse Square. That event is at 12pm.
Please click here for Dr. Hafez's pre-interview.
Dr. Sherine Hafez is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Her interests and research center on women’s studies in Arab and Middle Eastern cultures. Hafez’s first book The Terms of Empowerment: Islamic Women Activists in Egypt, (American University Cairo Press, 2003) critiqued liberal Western conceptions of female empowerment and women’s activism in Muslim societies. Her current book, An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion And Secularism In Women's Islamic Movements, (New York University Press, 2011)is based upon extensive research on the role of women in Islamic organizations in Cairo, Egypt. Hafez earned an MA in Anthropology from American University Cairo and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis.