Amira Jarmakani's chapter, “They Hate Our Freedom, But We Love Their Bellydance: The Spectacle of the Shimmy in Contemporary U.S. Culture,” in the collection Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora, edited by Ella Shohat and Evelyn Alsultany was published by the University of Michigan Press.
Susan Talburt presented two versions of her research, “Promises to/of Global Gay Youth,” at the Queer Studies Conference at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and at the New Agendas for Youth Studies conference at the University of Glasgow (Scotland). She also presented “Becoming a Productive Researcher: Chilean Universities, International Excellence, and Epistemic Colonization” at the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco, CA.
Amira Jarmakani served as discussant and chair for the panel "Critical Methodologies for Queer Arab American Studies" at the American Studies Association conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico
WSI affiliate, Dr. Marian Meyers received a research development grant from the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC) to complete her book, African American women in the news: Gender, race and class in representation. It is due out in June 2013 from Routledge.
The Journal of Marriage and Family published two articles by WSI affiliate, Dr. Ralph LaRossa entitled "Writing and Reviewing Manuscripts in the Multidimensional World of Qualitative Research" and "Thinking about the Nature and Scope of Qualitative Research."
Amira Jarmakani presented a lecture entitled “Middle East Women, Gender Justice, and Islamic Feminisms” for the 2012 Prejudice Reduction Seminar Series: Middle East Lectures, sponsored by One Columbus, Columbus, GA July 5, 2012. View here.
WSI affiliate, Dr. Cassandra White, of the Department of Anthropology, directed the Field School in Applied Anthropology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012. She will bring another group of GSU study abroad students to Brazil in 2013. Students on the program have a chance to conduct original research on changes taking place in Rio associated with the upcoming World Cup and Olympic Games. Dr. White is also conducting research on transnational aspects of Hansen’s disease (leprosy) treatment. She is also initiating a new research project on experiences and perceptions of extended breastfeeding in the United States.
Amira Jarmakani presented a book talk about her monograph Imagining Arab Womanhood for the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan at Dearborn, November 3, 2011.
Amira Jarmakani presented an invited lecture entitled “Crises of the Visible: The Role of Representation in the War on Terror” as part of a panel discussion with Robert Scheer, which was called “9/11, Ten Years Later: Perspectives from Inside and Outside the Academy,” at the Claremont Graduate University, October 6, 2011.
Amira Jarmakani presented an invited lecture entitled “Desiring the Big Bad Blade: Racing the Sheikh in Desert Romances” for the Core III lecture series: “Islam versus the West? Unraveling the Terms of ‘Clashing Civilizations’” at Scripps College on October 6, 2011.
Susan Talburt and Nancy Lesko presented “Affect, Youth, and Sexualities” at the conference Pensando Lo Queer Desde y en América Latina” in Quito, Ecuador.
The Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies hosted a book release for Keywords in Youth Studies: Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges. The event featured a discussion by the editors of this new anthology - Susan Talburt, Director of the IWGSS and Nancy Lesko, Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at Columbia University - and four contributors from GSU: professors Julie Kubala and Amira Jarmakani, as well as WSI staff member Andrew Resinger and WSI staff member and undergraduate student, Alejondro Venegas-Steele.
Routledge has published Keywords in Youth Studies: Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges, an anthology edited by Dr. Susan Talburt, Director of the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, along with Dr. Nancy Lesko of Teacher's College at Colombia University. The book also features content by WSI professors Dr. Julie Kubala and Dr. Amira Jarmakani, as well as WSI staff member Andrew Resinger and WSI staff member and undergraduate student, Alejondro Venegas-Steele.
Susan Talburt and Claudia Matus' much-awaited article, "Orienting Ourselves to the Gay Penguin" was recently published in the Journal of Emotion, Space, and Society 5 (2012): 36-44.
Susan Talburt and Nancy Lesko presented Keywords in Youth Studies at the meeting of the International Sociological Association in Buenos Aires, Argentina.