Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the American
University in Cairo is pleased to announce the launch of a two year
Gender and Region Project.
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GENDER & REGION PROJECT
...the history of the [African] continent, like the continent
itself, had been partitioned by the scholars: everyone carving their
field, not in terms of the populations they were studying, but in
terms of their interests, debates and controversies. [Jacques
Depelchin, Silences in African History: Between the Syndromes of
Discovery and Abolition. (Dar Es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers,
The project seeks to bring together a group of scholars and
researchers to critically and comparatively engage geographical
regions and their gender agendas on issues such as rights, culture,
reproduction, violence and labor. Working towards a deeper
understanding of gate-keeping concepts and their operationalization in
specific regional contexts, the project will address questions such
as how certain cultural categories in particular geographical regions
are systemically picked up by researchers and governments for policy
and regional research agendas. By treating regions in relationship to
each other, this project hopes to enrich our understanding of gender
issues across the global south with a particular focus on bringing
some of the insights into the further development of gender and
women's research in the Middle East/North Africa field. The project
also hopes it will contribute to similar developments in the
theorizing and practice of gender and women's studies in the other
geographic regions explored.
The Gender and Region Project is made possible due to the
generous support of the Ford Foundation (Cairo)
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