Seminar on ‘Heteronormativity’ by Dr. Saskia Wieringa on 20th October

Crossposted from Sakhiyani Message Board

JPG SPH, BU has organized a public seminar on ‘Heteronormativity’ by Dr. Saskia Wieringa our distinguished guest speaker from Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam..

Date: October 20, 2009

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Venue: BRAC University indoor games room, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212

NB: A short Bio of the guest speaker is pasted bellow for more details:

Prof. dr. Saskia Wieringa (PhD University of Amsterdam) has worked
extensively on issues of gender planning, women’s empowerment, and women’s
organizations. She co-designed the African Gender and Development Index
for the Economic Commission of Africa.

For the last ten years her major work interests have been on the issues of
sexual empowerment, women’s same sex relations and HIV/AIDS. She is the
co-founder of the Kartini Network on Asian Women’s Studies.

Major recent publications are: Sexual Politics in Indonesia
(Palgrave/MacMillan, 2002), Female Desires (Co-edited with Evelyn
Blackwood), Columbia University Press 1999, which won the 1999 Ruth
Benedict Award and Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men and Ancestral Wives (with Ruth
Morgan) Jacana Publishers, 2005.  She coordinates a comparative research
project on women’s sexual empowerment between India and Indonesia, that is
funded by the Ford Foundation and Hivos. She is also the Director of the

IIAV, the International Information Centre and Archives for the Women’s Movement.


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