Islamophobia in the Name of Women’s Rights

Date
Apr 23, 2018, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

Speaker

Audience
GOOD Free and open to the public
Event Description

Sara R. Farris is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. In her work she has focused on the orientalist underpinnings of sociological theory, which  she explored in her first monograph on Max Weber’s sociology of religion, and on theories of gender, race and social reproduction, particularly as they apply to the analysis of migrant women in Western Europe. Through these theoretical lenses and interests, Farris has examined theories of racism and nationalism; the specific gendered forms of Orientalist/Westocentric representations of women in the Western public discourse; the mobilization of women’s rights by right-wing nationalist parties within xenophobic campaigns (which Sara calls ‘Femonationalism’); the multiple forms of exploitation and domination that characterize female migrant labor in the care and domestic sector in particular; the commodification of care and social reproduction and its links to processes of racialization; the dialogue between intersectionality theory and Marxist feminisms. Most recently she is the author of In the Name of Women's Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism (Duke UP 2017).

Light Lunch Served.