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Resisting Exclusion: Women’s Defense of Democracy in India

Monday, October 23, 2023 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

ILR Conference Center, 423 King-Shaw Hall

Please join us for the 2023 Alice Cook-Lois Gray Distinguished Lecture. Our honored speaker is Amrita Basu, Amherst College's Domenic J. Paino 1955 Professor of Political Science, and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies. This year's lecture will be held in 423 King-Shaw Hall, ILR Conference Center, and live on Zoom.

Professor Amrita Basu
Amrita Basu

We hear many stories about Muslim women’s subservience as a result of victimization by Muslim men. Less common are stories of Muslim women’s resistance, as a result of exclusionary state policies. This talk, on Muslim women in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi, in 2019, tells a story about how marginalization can inspire demands for inclusive, secular, democratic citizenship rights.

This lecture is co-sponsored by: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Center for the Study of Inequality, Cornell Center for the Social Sciences, Cornell Population Center, Brooks School of Public Policy and the South Asia Program.

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ILR School, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS), Cornell Population Center, Center for the Study of Inequality, Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, South Asia Program

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Amrita Basu

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Political Science, Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies, Asian Languages and Civilizations and Black Studies at Amherst College

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