Humanities Institute

SAI - Fall 2011 South Asia Seminar Series - Rubaiyat Hossain

Thu, October 27, 2011 | Thurs: Gebauer (GEB 3.312) / Friday: AVAYA Auditorium (ACE 2.302)

3:00 PM

SAI - Fall 2011 South Asia Seminar Series - Rubaiyat Hossain

Rubaiyat Hossain

Lecture and film screening with director in attendance.


Hossain is an interdisciplinary researcher. She has completed her B. A. in Women Studies from Smith College, USA, M. A. in South Asian Studies fromUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA, and M. A. in Study of Religion (Islam) from SOAS (Universityof London), UK. Her primary fields of interest are Sufism, Bengali nationalism, formation of Bengali modernity and its correlation with female sexuality. Rubaiyat Hossain has worked for prominent women’s rights NGOs in Bangladesh such as Ain O Shalish Kendra and Naripokkho. Rubaiyat Hossain was the co-coordinator for the first international workshop on Sexuality and Rights organized by BRAC School of Public Health in 2007. She has worked as a part time lecturer in the department of Economics and Social Sciences at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2006.

Hossain will give a lecture on Thursday, October 27th 3:30pm in GEB 3.312.

She has recently made a feature film, which will show on Friday October 28th at 6:00pm in the AVAYA Auditorium, called Meherjaan. The film was initially banned in Bangladesh.

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