Feminist scholars to analyze current state of global politics at UNT event Nov. 12

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 18:49

What: Feminist Struggles in Dark Times: A Transnational Dialogue – Seven female scholars come together to weigh in on the current state of politics across the world, as well as how feminism is essential to modern times, at a University of North Texas event.

When/Where: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12 (Monday) in the ballroom (room 314A) of UNT’s University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle in Denton.

Attend: The event is free and open to the public.

Who: The panelists include:

  • Ӧzlem Altıok, senior lecturer in women’s and gender studies and international studies at UNT. A member of EŞİTİZ (Equality Watch Women’s Group) in Turkey, and other groups, her research interests include gender, politics and religion; international development; migration and social movements.
  • Simten Coşar, visiting scholar at the Cornell Institute for European Studies at Cornell University. She is also an adjunct research professor in sociology and anthropology at Carleton University. She studies politics in Turkey, feminist politics and political thought.
  • Alicia Re Cruz, professor of anthropology and director of women’s and gender studies at UNT. Her area of expertise revolves around transnational migration, particularly in reference to Latino immigrants, as well as human trafficking.
  • Hadidja Nyiransekuye, assistant professor of social work at UNT. A Rwandan native and survivor of the Rwandan genocide, her research interests are in the area of forced migration, African indigenous healing practices and issues of genocide and genocide prevention.
  • Katherine Sobering, assistant professor of sociology at UNT. Her research revolves around how organizations construct and sustain equality using the case of worker-recuperated businesses in Argentina, businesses that have been occupied by their workers and reorganized as worker cooperatives.
  • Bihter Somersan, assistant professor of political science and gender studies at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul. Her research revolves around political theory, political sociology and gender and women’s studies. She is also a member of EŞİTİZ (Equality Watch Women’s Group) in Turkey.
  • Nancy Stockdale, associate professor of history and women’s and gender studies at UNT. Her research focuses on the modern Middle East and Islam.

Hosts: The event is presented by multiple programs at UNT, including the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of History, the Department of International Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Sociology, the Multicultural Center and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Press passes: Contact Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782.

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