About the Project…

“Geographies of Gender in the Arab Revolutions” is an invitation only book workshop to be held at Duke University’s Nasher Museum on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2013. Please contact fsh5@duke.edu if you are interested in attending the workshop as a guest. In order to facilitate a workshop where discussion builds over the 1.5 days, guests must read all papers and attend the entire event.

From Bahrain and Syria to Yemen and Morocco, the Arab revolutions have produced, changed, or reinvigorated contestations around space, embodiment, expression, marginalization, militarization, religion, and belonging/inclusion/citizenship. These struggles have produced newly dynamic political fields marked by significant fragmentation. This workshop and book project is especially concerned with the spatial dimensions and registers of these uprisings in physical and discursive terms. We are seeking original papers from scholars based in the region and elsewhere for an edited volume tentatively titled “Geographies of Gender in the Arab Revolutions” to be released in 2014. These papers may come from any discipline or interdiscipline, but must be informed by transnational feminist and critical geography scholarship, and grounded in knowledge of history and context. The deadline for a short paper proposal was 31 March 2013. Invited authors will participate in a two-day workshop hosted by Duke University on 13-14 December 2013. Travel, housing, and food expenses will be covered for all invited authors, although no honorarium will be paid.