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Fall 2024 Reading Group

Gender, Law, and Society in the Middle East and North Africa

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This reading group will examine questions of gender justice and the law in the Middle East and North Africa. We will discuss the evolution and development of law and legal frameworks across the region and their interaction with gender and social norms, taking into account the region’s diversity of sociopolitical contexts and historical experiences. Using a case study approach, we will also explore historical and present trends and responses to questions of gender inequality, including feminist movements, grassroots mobilization, strategic litigation, and advocacy through arts and media. The readings will center the voices and scholarship of Middle Eastern legal academics, feminist scholars, and activists.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: TBD.