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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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Conference. “Twenty Years under the Channel, and beyond? Rethinking Migrations and Borders”, 12 Oct., London

Twenty Years under the Channel, and beyond? Rethinking Migrations and Borders Vingt années sous la Manche, et au-delà ? Repenser les migrations et les frontières    Rails et histoire invites you to register and participate in (free registration) / Rails et histoire vous invite à vous inscrire et à participer au colloque :   Fourth International Conference Roundtable held in Brunel University London, Uxbridge campus, Darwin Room, Hamilton Suite Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 13:45-18:00   Quatrième rencontre internationale Table ronde accueillie par l’Université Brunel de Londres, campus d’Uxbridge, Salle Darwin, Hamilton Suite  Mercredi 12 octobre 2016 de 13 h 45 à 18 h     PROGRAMME   13:30/13 h 30     Registration and Welcome / Accueil des participants 13:45/13 h 45     Opening/ Ouverture David AZÉMA, Chairman, Rails et histoire Dr Naomi PERCIVAL, Special Collections Librarian, Channel Tunnel Archive, Brunel University 14:00/14 h Session 1: A new Border under the Sea / Première séance : Une frontière construite sous la mer Opening speech and Chair/Allocation d’ouverture et présidence : Professor Michel FOUCHER, Titulaire de la chaire de géopolitique appliquée, Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Discussant / Rapporteur : Dr Alison CARROL, Senior Lecturer in European History, Department of Politics, History & the Brunel Law School, Brunel University London, member of the […]

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