Suad Joseph, President-elect of MESA, Defends Status Quo of Middle Eastern Women
In an article commissioned by Campus Watch and appearing today at FrontPage Magazine, Reut Cohen reports on a recent lecture at UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies by Suad Joseph, the president-elect of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA):
On May 7, 2010, UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) and the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies co-sponsored the lecture, "Rethinking Arab Women as 'Subjects.'" The talk was delivered by Suad Joseph, a Lebanese-born professor of anthropology and women's studies at UC Davis, and president-elect of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the principal professional organization for scholars of the region. Joseph, who has co-edited a book with CNES director Susan Slyomovics, is considered a pioneer in the field of Middle East women's studies, accolades which—as is, sadly, often the case—translates into apologetics for the oppression of Middle Eastern women.
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