Women and Islam: Societal Trends in Eurasia

5 October, 2018 @ 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Room 505
1957 E st NW Washington
DC 20052
9:30 am  Coffee and Pastries
10:00-11:00 a.m. Panel I Keynote Lecture: Marianne Kamp (Indiana University-Bloomington)
What We Built, or How I was Mistreated: Women’s Stories of Collectivization in Uzbekistan, and Larger Narratives about Gendered Lives in Soviet Period Central Asia
11:00-12:30 p.m. Panel II: Islam and Women’s Identity
Svetlana Peshkova (University of New Hampshire)
Social Change in Uzbekistan: Religion, Economy, and Desires
Alma Sultangaliyeva (Institute of Asian Studies, Almaty)
Islamic Revival and Women in a Secular Society: the Case for Kazakhstan
Mohira Syarkulova (AUCA, Kyrgyzstan by Skype)
MuslimTema: Discussions with Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-3:15 p.m. Panel III: Islam and the Status of Women in Eurasia
Michelle Commercio (University of Vermont)
Islam’s Role in Facilitating Polygynous Marriages among the Kyrgyz
Olga I. Brusina (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Moscow)
Litigations on Marriage and Divorce in Turkestan in the Second Half of the XIX-Early XX Century
Liliya Karimova (The George Washington University)
Keeping it Real: Changing Gender Dynamics in Present-Day Tatarstan
Gulmiza Seitalieva (International University of Kyrgyzstan)
Islamic Education in Kyrgyzstan and its Impact on Understanding Women’s Rights
3:15-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 p.m. Panel IV: Women, Islamic Activism, and Radicalization
Asel Murzakulova (University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, by Skype)
Social Justice and the Problems of Radicalization: the Voice of Women in Public Debates
Marintha Robinson-Weinstein (The George Washington University)
Women’s Islamic Activism in the Context of Tajikistan
Noah Tucker (Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty, and CAP Associate)
Women and Violent Extremism in Central Asia: Volunteers or Victims?
This workshop is part of the Central Eurasia-Islam in International Affairs (CERIA) Initiative, generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation

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