The 2018-19 Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series discusses key debates and new approaches to the theory and study of women, gender and sexuality in the Middle East and Islamic World, and the implications of those on the theory and study of women, gender and sexuality in the Global South. The Spring semester will include a sub-series discussing the work and contributions of the late Professor Saba Mahmood, from the perspectives of leading and upcoming scholars in the field. The seminar meets biweekly on Mondays 3-5 p.m., alternating between a speaker events and collective reading and discussion sessions led by the graduate coordinators and faculty members.
The seminar is co-sponsored by the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS), the Science, Religion and Culture Program (SRC), the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, and the Journal of Middle East Women Studies (JMEWS). This year’s seminar inaugurates the residence of JMEWS at Harvard, which extends from May 2018 to May 2022.
All events take place from 3-5 pm in the Plimpton Room (Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy St.) and are open to the public.
For more information on the series, please visit here.