Annual Colloquium - 2005
Representations of Sex(uality): Pornography, Obscenity, Deviance
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Assistant professor of political science at St. Mary's College of Maryland and moderator of the colloquium's roundtable discussion, Sahar Shafqat is a scholar of nationalism and ethnic conflict, gender and development, and social and political movements. She has published articles and book chapters in the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Communist and Post-Communist Studies.
In "(Mis)Reading Lolita in Tehran," Shafquat will offer a critique of Azar Nafisi's best-selling and controversial book, Reading Lolita in Tehran. She will examine images of Muslim women in the West in terms of Nafisi's book, which, according to Shafqat, has been misinterpreted in the US in order to further US foreign policy goals.
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