This event will inquire into the consequences of the 2003 war on Iraq on its 15th anniversary. How did the war change perceptions of living, dying and being part of civil society in Iraq? How are human rights understood in the aftermath of the war? This event seeks to introduce students of Sociology and Human Rights, as well as the public at large, to the long-term effects of violence in everyday life and across different social groups in Iraqi society.
The event will be held as part of the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity research group at LSE Human Rights.
Nadje Al-Ali (@NadjeAlAli) is Professor of Gender Studies at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS University of London. Her main research interests revolve around feminist activism; transnational migration and diaspora moblization; war, conflict and peace; as well as art & cultural studies; mainly with reference to Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and the Kurdish women’s movement. Her publications include What kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq (2009, University of California Press, co-authored with Nicola Pratt); Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives (Zed Books, 2009, co-edited with Nicola Pratt); Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present (2007, Zed Books); Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East(Cambridge University Press 2000) as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. Her co-edited book with Deborah al-Najjar entitled We are Iraqis: Aesthetics & Politics in a Time of War (Syracuse University Press) won the 2014 Arab-American book prize for non-fiction. She is a member of theFeminist Review Collective, and is on the editorial board of Kohl: a journal of body and gender research.
Toby Dodge (@ProfTobyDodge) is Director of the LSE Middle East Centre and a Professor in the International Relations Department at LSE. He has been researching and writing on Iraq for the last twenty years. His publication include, Inventing Iraq: the failure of nation building and a history denied and Iraq; from war to a new authoritarianism.
Ayça Çubukçu (@ayca_cu) in an Assistant Professor in Human Rights in the Department of Sociology at LSE.
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