CANCELED “Palestinian Women Envision Life Without Occupation: Reading Narratives With Portraits,” with Irum Shiekh

May 18, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Shiekh-noon-talk-flyerMay 18, 2016
Noon – 1 p.m.

This talk has been canceled.

A CSWS Noon Talk by Irum Shiekh

“Palestinian Women Envision Life Without Occupation: Reading Narratives With Portraits”

Palestinian Women Envision Life Without Occupation combines narratives with portraits to explore the agency of Palestinians in the advancement of social justice and social change.  The project examines the power of imagination as a resistance strategy that Palestinians under occupation have used while they continue to envision a homeland with prosperity, equality, mobility, and stable democratic government. Palestinian women share their desires, aspirations, dreams and visions of their homeland as they discuss themes of occupation, liberation, and homeland.  Combining visuals with narratives, this talk examines some of the multidimensional meanings that visuals assign to narratives.

Bio: Irum Shiekh’s research examines the intersections of race and gender at local and transnational levels and promotes the integration of arts and oral history in the advancement of social justice.  Her book Detained Without Cause (Palgrave, 2011) provides oral histories of Muslims wrongfully detained/deported in connection with the September 11 attacks. Her documentary Matrilineal Muslim Women of Minang (work in progress) presents interviews of Muslim women wearing the veil and contributes towards disassociating the largely misunderstood image of the oppression of women within Islam.  Her photo exhibit “Palestinians Envision Life Without Occupation” (2016) combines oral histories with portraits to examine the power of imagination as a resistance strategy for Palestinians living under occupation.  She has completed fieldwork in Egypt, Japan, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Trinidad and the United States.

Save-the-Date for this CSWS Noon Talk by Irum Shiekh, a visiting professor in the UO Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her latest photo exhibit captures portraits and voices of Palestinians and is entitled “Palestinians Envision Life Without Occupation.” This exhibit will be on display at the Global Scholars Hall throughout winter quarter and at the Alder Building through spring quarter. Her talk at CSWS will concentrate on women and young girls.

This links to the portion of the exhibit that focuses on women and young girls:

This links to the entire exhibit: