Department of Middle Eastern Studies invites you to a lecture by Professor Nicola Pratt on Thursday, 21 April 2022, 17:45 at Jan Palach Square 2, room P104! During the talk, Nicola Pratt (University of Warwick) will introduce her latest book Embodying Geopolitics: Generations of Women’s Activism in Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon.
In this talk, Nicola Pratt zooms in on the lives of three women activists, of different generations, from Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, respectively. Through these women’s personal narratives, the talk will trace the evolution of women’s activism from national independence until the Arab uprisings, demonstrating the significance of women’s activism and questions of gender relations to major geopolitical transformations and the exercise and organization of geopolitical power.
Nicola Pratt is a professor in the Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Warwick. She teaches and researches on the international politics of the Middle East, with a particular interest in feminist and decolonial approaches and a focus on ‘politics from below.’ She has written and co-edited a number of books on women and gender in the Middle East. Her most recent monograph, entitled, Embodying Geopolitics: Generations of Women’s Activism in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, was published by University of California Press in fall 2020 and was awarded the Susan Strange Prize for the best book by the British International Studies Association. She has also written extensively on Egyptian ‘politics-from-below’ and is currently co-authoring a book on popular culture and the contested meanings of the 2011 Egyptian revolution; which is also the subject of a multimedia, digital archive that she co-curated: https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/
Date and time: 21 April 2022 at 17:45
Place: Room P104, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague