Feminist Endowed Lecture Series: Cultural Racism: Muslim Veiling, Embodiment, and the Nature of Culture. A Talk by Dr. Alia Al-Saji

Date and time
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3:15pm
U-SU Los Angeles Room A

Dr. Alia Al-Saji, who is associate professor of philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, will explore and critically analyze the view that stereotyping of Muslims in Western settings is “cultural racism.”  Focusing especially on attitudes toward Muslim women, she will discuss the politics that frame such Western cultural debates and the processes that underlie cultural racism. Presented as part of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Initiative on Gender, Sexuality, and Feminisms in Middle Eastern Communities.


University Student Union
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