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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Mounira Maya Charrad and Students: “The Veil: Images and Debates in the Modern World.” A Sociological Slideshow.

Thu, October 14, 2010 • 6:00 PM • Joynes Reading Room (CRD 007)

Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad and her students will present a slideshow addressing the history and politics of veiling.  Charrad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and author of the award winning book, States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.  This presentation is a collective effort resulting from student research in a Plan II Junior Seminar. Middle Eastern refreshments will be served.

Featuring students Arvin Akhavan, Barbara Borodziewicz, Reid Campbell, Priya Kumar, Valerie Lai, Amy Parks, Lauren Pinkerton, Sarah Satinsky,  and Johanna Tyler.  The slideshow will be preceded by a brief introduction by Dr. Charrad and followed by a discussion involving the students.

This event is free and open to everyone.  The Joynes Reading Room is located behind the Carothers building at 2501 Whitis Ave. on the UT Campus. Call 512-471-5787 for information.

Sponsored by the Plan II Honors Program and the Department of Sociology.


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