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Theory from the Margins, Webinar
Geopolitics of Gender Violence
8 April 2021

Related TikTok “Inspired by Lila Abu-Lughod”

2019 On Teaching Gender and Islam in the Middle East. (Interview conducted by Jacob Bessen). JadMag, The Pedagogy Edition.

2019 NYU Global Studies Lecture| Security and the Political Geographies of Gender Violence
3 December 2019

21st Annual B.N. Ganguli Memorial Lecture | Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
Gender, Violence, Security: Circuits of Power and the Muslim Question
1 November 2019

2019 Inaugural Anthropology Lecture with Lila Abu-Lughod| KU Leuven
The Courage of Truth: Making Anthropology Matter
24 September 2019

Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights | University of Alberta
“Is the War on Muslims a War on Rights?” with Professor Lila Abu-Lughod
Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:00 pm
Myer Horowitz Theatre (8900 114 Street NW)

Moods of Betrayal in the Story of Palestine
Public Books July 18, 2018

Lila Abu-Lughod interviews Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar
“In Conversation. Middle East Politics in US Academia: The Case of Anthropology.”
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Vol 37:1. 2017

Muslim Studies Program Lecture | Michigan State University
“Muslim Women and the Freedom to Choose”
February 16, 2017

Wood Lecture | Department of Religion, Vassar College
“Framing Islam: ‘Violent Extremism’ and the Rise of Securofeminism,”
Taylor Hall, room 203
October 3, 2017

“Muslimwomen,” Journalists and Scholars. Review of Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World by Katherine Zoepf
Women’s Review of Books,
November/December. 2016

Interview | American Ethnologist
“Ten questions about anthropology, feminism, Middle East politics, and publics”, Sindre Bangstad (link to text)
November 22, 2016

Interview with Nourhan Tewfiq | Al-Ahram Weekly
“Do Muslim Women Need Saving?”
December 12, 2015

Interview with Rasha Hanafy | Al-Ahram Hebdo
“Lila Abu-Lughod : La reconnaissance des torts faits par Israël est inimaginable.”
November 11-17, 2015

Lila Abu-Lughod: Professor and Author | Institute for Middle East Understanding
October 10, 2015

The Read Around: Video of Lila Abu-Lughod | New York Times – ARTSBEAT
December 23, 2013

Interview | The National
Topless Protests Raise the Question: Who Speaks for Muslim Women?November 30, 2013

Do Muslim Women Need Saving? | TIME
November 1, 2013

Edward Said Memorial Conference | Utrecht University
Keynote lecture of Prof. Lila Abu-Lughod (Columbia University): “Authorizing the New Moral Crusade to Save Muslim Women”. (video)
Utrecht, 15 April 2013.

Excerpt |  The Daily Beast 
Do Muslim Women Need Saving? October 22 2013.

Interview by Ehsan Lorafshar | Iranian Institute of Anthropology and Culture
“Anthropology and Cultural Dialogue with Lila Abu Lughod” (In Farsi)

Interview | Jadaliyya.
New Texts Out Now, Lila Abu-Lughod and Anupama Rao,
“Women’s Rights, Muslim Family Law, and the Politics of Consent.”

Article with Maya Mikdashi | Jadaliyya
Tradition and the Anti-Politics Machine: DAM Seduced by the “Honor Crime.”
November 23, 2012.

Interview by Basuli Deb | Postcolonial Text  7, No. 1.
“Transnational Politics and Feminist Inquiries in the Middle East: An Interview with Professor Lila Abu-Lughod”
Special section on “Transnational Inquiries: Representing Postcolonial Violence and Cultures of Struggle.”

NCRW-UNIFEM Annual Conference | New York
“Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence Against Women,”
June 2010

Islam and Public Culture: The Politics of Egyptian Television Serials. 
Middle East Report #180,
23(1):25‑30. 1993

Ayse Parla interviews Lila Abu-Lughod.
Feminism, Nationalism, Modernity.  ISIM Newsletter. 2:28.

Questions of Modernity. With T. Mitchell |  ITEMS47(4):79‑83.
Reprinted in Items: Insights from the Social Sciences (2016)
From Archives. 1993

Bedouins, Cassettes, and Technologies of Public Culture. 
Middle East Report #159,
19(4): 7‑11 and 47. 1989

Paul Riesman: An Appreciation.
Anthropology Newsletter 29 (6): 12‑13. 1988

Bedouin Blues | Natural History 96 (7): 24‑33.