I am pleased to announce that the 2011 Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies Distinguished Lecture and Research Workshops will take place on Friday, April 15 at Yale University and will explore the topic of “Gender and the Middle East Uprisings.” Our Distinguished Lecturer will be Dr. Diane Singerman, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at American University. Dr. Singerman’s research interests focus on political change from below, particularly in the Middle East, and more specifically in Egypt; her work examines the formal and informal side of politics, gender, social movements, globalization, public space, protest, and urban politics. Following Dr. Singerman’s lecture, we will feature afternoon research workshops around the conference theme. Depending on the responses, we may extend the workshops into the following day. Below please find the tentative schedule:


Friday, April 15, 2011

10:30 AM: JMEWS Distinguished Lecture (Luce Hall, Auditorium)

12:00 PM: Lunch (Luce Hall, Common Room)

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Workshops (Luce Hall, Room 202)

34 Hillhouse Avenue, Yale University


We encourage you to submit a paper to present at the workshop or to attend this event as a guest.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Gender and the Middle East Uprisings – Abstracts of approximately 200 words along with a short bio or CV should be submitted to [email protected] by April 1, 2011.