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Queen's University

Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives

Beyond Rescue: Murdered Muslim Women, Gendered Violence, and Transnational Linkages

  Where: Jeffrey Hall 126

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Dana Olwan of Syracuse University (Women's and Gender Studies)


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.

Professor Dana Olwan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University.

Dr. Olwan’s visit is co-sponsored by the

Cultural Studies Program and by the The Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives (MSGP) Initiativ e. Check out the MSGP website at and on Facebook:



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