Free event presented by Students Against Israeli Apartheid #IAWOttawa
When: Thurs, March 12 @6:30PM
Where: 100 St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University
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Part of Israeli Apartheid Week Ottawa

This panel will provide gendered perspectives on imprisonment and resistance, with a focus on Palestinian women prisoners. Speakers include:

DR. NAHLA ABDO is an Arab Canadian feminist and political activist, Professor of Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She has extensive publications on women, racism, nationalism and the State in the Middle East with special focus on Palestinian women. She has received several research awards. Among her recent publications: Counter Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle within the IsraeliPrison System (Pluto 2014) –which received the Times Higher Education Book of 2014; Women in Israel: Race, Gender, and Citizenship (2011); Gender, Citizenship and the State: The Israeli Case. (2010 -Arabic); Women and Poverty in the OPT: Some Conceptual and Methodological Notes, (2007) Violence in the Name of Honour: Theoretical and Political Challenges, -with Shahrzad Mojab, (2004) and Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation: Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation – (with Ronit Lentin 2002).

MARIAM BARGHOUTI is a Palestinian student, writer, and activist hailing from occupied Ramallah. With a focus on colonialism, the Israeli prison system, and Palestinian women prisoners, she blogs and tweets at @mariambarghouti. Her commentaries have been published at the New York Times, Middle East Monitor, Mondoweiss, Oximity, and elsewhere.