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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Between Books and Rifles: Palestinian School Girls Talk Back

Lecture: Li Ka Shing sponsored | January 17 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


Based on three interrelated theoretical frameworks—institutional racism, settler colonialism and security and biblical reasoning- what Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian defines as security theology- the presentation will examine the invasion of the girl child body and space in Occupied East Jerusalem (OEJ).



Disability and the Dissident Body: Ancient Jewish Resistance to Empire

Lecture | January 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Julia Watts Belser, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department,Georgetown University.

Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS


Ancient Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Jerusalem use disability to reckon with charged questions about power, violence, and resistance. Bringing feminist disability studies to bear on rabbinic Jewish narrative, this lecture argues that disability affords the rabbis a complex symbolic discourse with which to grapple with the power of God and the brutality of empire.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Artist Talk with Anicka Yi: Sensing as Research

Lecture | January 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor


Anicka Yi

Arts Research Center


Artist Anicka Yi will talk about her work and artistic practice as it relates to synthetic biology, bio engineering, extinction, and bio fiction.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, January 29, 2018

Comics as Feminist Intervention: The reading and making of 'Lissa: a graphic novel about medical promise, friendship, and revolution

Lecture | January 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 204 Wheeler Hall


Sherine Hamdy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


'Lissa' debuted as the first book in a new series of ethnoGRAPHICs, combining anthropological insight with comics form.