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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Lecture and Film Screening with Director in Attendance

Thu, October 27, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Avaya Auditorium ACE 2.302

Bangladeshi Filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain

Bangladeshi Filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain

Bangladeshi Filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain

Bangladeshi Filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain will give a lecture on Thursday, October 27th 3:30pm in GEB 3.312 and screen the film Meherjaan on Friday, October 28th 6-10pm in ACE 2.302.


Hossain is an interdisciplinary researcher. She has completed her B. A. in Women Studies from Smith College, USA, M. A. in South Asian Studies fromUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA, and M. A. in Study of Religion (Islam) from SOAS (Universityof London), UK. Her primary fields of interest are Sufism, Bengali nationalism, formation of Bengali modernity and its correlation with female sexuality. Rubaiyat Hossain has worked for prominent women’s rights NGOs in Bangladesh such as Ain O Shalish Kendra and Naripokkho. Rubaiyat Hossain was the co-coordinator for the first international workshop on Sexuality and Rights organized by BRAC School of Public Health in 2007. She has worked as a part time lecturer in the department of Economics and Social Sciences at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2006.

Sponsored by: co-sponsored by CWGS


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