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Queen's University

Department of Global Development Studies

Cultural Studies and Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives talk by Dr. Dana Olwan Feb 6 12:30-2:30 JEFF Hall Rm 126 (PDF 334 KB)

Beyond Rescue: Murdered Muslim Women, Gendered Violence, and Transnational Linkages
Presented by Dr. Dana Olwan
Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Location: Jeffrey Hall – Room 126

This talk addresses the politics of honour crime, focusing on the term's transnational discursive economy and political uses in Canada, the U.S. and Israel. The talk will explore the national and international stakes in the honour crime label, arguing for the importance of situating these crimes in a broader context of heterosexual and patriarchal acts of gendered violence.

Dana Olwan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. In 2011-2012, she was the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. She writes on gendered and sexual violence and the honour crime.

Please note – this event begins an hour later than usual Cultural Studies Speaks Series Events. The event is scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 on Wednesday, February 6th in room 126 of Jeffery Hall.

Dr. Olwan’s visit is co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and by the The Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives (MSGP) Initiative. Check out the MSGP website at and on Facebook:

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