Academic Speaker Series: Sanjukta Ghosh: Of Burqas and Bikinis, Afghan Women and the War on Terror
Castleton State College professor Sanjukta Ghosh focuses on how media constructions of Afghani women were used to mobilize a war against an already beleaguered nation.
Using images from mainstream as well as alternative media such as the feminist press, Castleton State College Professor Sanjukta Ghosh argues that the rhetoric of the media and their neat cultural icons were reminiscent of that used by Victorian feminists. In making this analogy, the presentation brings into focus how Muslim women’s images have been used throughout history to further social and political ends.
The presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will take place in the East Academic Building, Brooks M. O'Brien Auditorium on the Landmark College campus.