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Radio interview with Natalya Vince, discussing the roles of Algerian women after independence.

In the 11 March 2017 episode of the history programme Fach’hadou on Chaine 3 (link below courtesy of www.radioalgerie.dz), Natalya Vince explores the participation of women in Algerian society after independence in 1962. She discusses the drivers of the early successes included a level of participation of women in Algerian politics ahead of its time. A backlash followed their efforts at mobilisation in the 1960s and despite educational advances, marginalisation set in during the 1970s and 1980s. For other weekly episodes exploring Algerian history, go to http://www.radioalgerie.dz/chaine3/fachhadou

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October Interview: Charlotte Sefton* talks about her research into the role of gender in diasporic experience.

*Charlotte Sefton is currently doing her PhD at the University of Exeter and conducting fieldwork with Sudanese women in her hometown of Portsmouth. After coming from an undergraduate background in Arabic and French language, Charlotte moved into Middle East Studies for her MA and MRes with a particular focus on Gender Studies. With the Sudanese community in Portsmouth, Charlotte’s research focuses on the role of gender in diasporic experience, with a particular interest in ritual practice. From a wider research-philosophy perspective,Charlotte is most concerned with interrogating the (in)ability of mainstream feminist theory (being western and academic) to apply to non-western ‘other’ women and with encouraging the need for intersectional understandings of the complexity of women’s lives and experiences. UoP_Francophone:    How did you come about your research project to interrogate the (in)ability of mainstream feminist theory to apply to non-western ‘other’ women? Charlotte:  I was doing the module on gender identity and modernity and I just decided to go ahead with that for my BA and I looked at the gender and religious rituals in the Hezbollah resistance community in Lebanon. From there, seeing the ways in which crisis shook up the notion of what gender (especially women gender) truly was in gender roles and expectations, I […]

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