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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2011 South Asia Seminar Series

Thu, October 27, 2011 • Thurs: Gebauer (GEB 3.312) / Friday: AVAYA Auditorium (ACE 2.302)

Rubaiyat Hossain

Rubaiyat Hossain

Rubaiyat Hossain

Lecture and film screening with director in attendance.

Bangladeshi Filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain will give a lecture on Thursday, October 27th in GEB 3.312 and screen the film Meherjaan on Friday, October 28th 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: South Asia Institute

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