City Club NOCMES and the "New Perspectives on Muslim and Middle East Societies" speaker series
Taking Back the Streets: Women's Activism and the Egyptian Uprising
New Perspectives on Muslim and Middle East Societies
**This event was held at the Westfield Insurance Studio Theater @ The Idea Center at Playhouse Square November 15, 2011 at noon
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 activism in Cairo, Egypt. Hafez earned an MA in Anthropology from American University Cairo and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis.
The Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies (NOCMES) is a collaboration of several local educational institutions and The Civic Commons is working to support their efforts. Learn more about NOCMES and the "New Perspectives on Muslim and Middle East Societies" speaker series