Irum Shiekh: CSWS Noon Talk

November 6, 2019
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

Hendricks Hall 330
Jane Grant Conference Room
UO campus

CSWS Noon Talk
Subject: Women’s Mosque Movement of the 21st Century
Speaker: Irum Shiekh, Professor, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon

Irum Shiekh

Irum Shiekh is a professor of ethnic studies in UO’s Clark Honors College. Professor Shiekh is a filmmaker and oral historian whose research centers around issues of social justice, gender, immigration, civil liberties, political activism and labor. From 2009 to 2011 Shiekh was a Fulbright scholar in Palestine where she taught courses about Palestinian Cinema and about the images of Arabs and Muslims in Hollywood films. Currently, she is working on a documentary about the 9th floor of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York and a documentary about the Muslim matrilineal culture in West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Her most recent project was a photo exhibit titled Palestinians Envision Life Without Occupation