The 2008-2009 Simone de Beauvoir Institute Research Seminar Series is pleased to present:
Gada Mahrouse PhD, Assistant Professor, Simone de Beauvoir Institute
“Embodying race & gender in anti-war solidarity activism abroad”
Wednesday, October 8th 2008
2179 Bishop MU101 1:00-3:00 pm
Gada Mahrouse joined the SDB in January 2008 at the SdB. She teaches courses on feminisms, race, and postcolonialisms. She has published in the International Journal of Cultural Studies, the Canadian Journal of Education, & Pedagogy, Culture and Society.
Her lecture will touch on activists from the “First world” who are increasingly travelling to conflict zones to protest war and occupation and to offer protection to people who are living in conditions of violence. But how do these activists negotiate asymmetrical racialized power differences in their interventions? Furthermore, how does gender play out in these transnational solidarity contexts? This paper explores these questions by analyzing interviews with activists alongside anti-racist and feminist theory. In exploring some tensions and ambiguities that the activists face at a day-to-day level, this paper reveals some of the complexities that arise in certain political activist strategies and offers insights into the ways transnational activism is embedded in hegemonic relationships of power.
This event is FREE and open to the general public.
For further information please contact:
(514) 848-2424 ext. 2373
The Simone de Beauvoir Institute Research Seminar Series is
Organized by Michiko Aramaki PhD and Karin Doerr PhD and both affiliated with The Simone de Beauvoir Institute & Concordia University.