Saida Waheed Gender Initiative's December seminar focuses on Dr. Yasmin Saikia's work on nationalism, South Asia and memory.
Time: 12 PM
Dr. Yasmin Saikia is the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. Her research and teaching interests straddle peace studies, history and religion with a focus on gender issues, conflict transformation, and Islamic values. She is the author of three monographs, one edited volume, and numerous articles and book-chapters. She's the author of the award winning Fragmented Memories: Struggling to be Tai-Ahom in Assam and Women, War and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971 (2011). Her current work focuses on the subject of freedom and human dignity in Muslim imagination in British India.