Gender Studies Event: Noura Hajjaj

Rethinking Stereotypes and Image-Making of Arab Women

a talk by 

Noura Hajjaj (Marist College)

Sponsored by the LIU Brooklyn Gender Studies Program.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
12-1:15 PM
Library Learning Center, Room 115

Many Arab scholars have rightly scrutinized Western media and Hollywood cinema for negative portrayals of Arab women. Yet a great deal of stereotyping actually stems from the Arab region itself. Examining in particular the role of Arab soap operas—which constitute a very high proportion of Arab television time—guest speaker Noura Hajjaj will address the importance of critiquing images of female victimization and degradation in cultures where people rely heavily on television for entertainment.

Noura Hajjaj currently adjuncts in Arabic cultural studies and communication at Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, and Western Connecticut State University. Prior to her immigration to New York in 2003, she worked at schools affiliated with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon and with community services for Palestinian refugee camps
in Lebanese communities.

For more information, contact Harriet Malinowitz (English Department) at or 718 780-4032.

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