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Wednesdays at the Center: “Everyday Conversations: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait”
March 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Attiya Ahmad is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at The George Washington University. Broadly conceived, her research focuses on the gendered interrelation of Islamic reform movements and political economic processes spanning the Middle East and South Asia, in particular, the greater Arabian Peninsula/Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean regions. Dr. Ahmad is a Ph.D. from Duke University and recently published her first book, “Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait” (Duke University Press, 2017). Dr. Ahmad is currently examining the development of global halal tourism networks.
This event is presented by the John Hope Franklin Center and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center. A light lunch will be served. Books will be available for purchase. For more information visit here.
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, room 240