Egyptian Women and the Paradox of the Arab Spring
Presenter: Dr. Birsen Bulmuş, Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern history at Appalachian State University
This presentation will discuss the hopes and fears of women in Egypt in light of recent political and social changes in that country since January 2011. It will highlight that while Egyptian women see both opportunity and danger in the recent shifts from military to populist government, they are able to draw upon over a century of feminist activism, both secular and religious.
Dr. Birsen Bulmuş is the author of Plague, Quarantines and Geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire (2012), published by Edinburgh University Press and distributed by Columbia University Press in North America. Her book is the most comprehensive study of plague in the Ottoman Empire from 1300 until the end of WWI.
Pizza and drinks courtesy of Women’s Studies.
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