Dr. Alice Kang, an Assistant Professor in Political Science with a joint appointment with the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the second speaker in the Women's and Gender Studies Fall 2015 Colloquium on Teaching and Social Justice. Her lecture, with a Q & A and brief reception to follow, will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Colonial Rooms of the Nebraska Union on City Campus.
Dr. Kang argues that Muslim women are often portrayed in U.S. media in negative terms, as covered up and silent, needing to be saved. Her talk, "Muslim Women's Activism and Legislative Reform in Niger," will examine Muslim activists' successes - and failures - at influencing legislative reform to provide a more accurate understanding of whether and how women, including Muslim women, affect political change.
Dr. Kangs talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Institute for Ethnic Studies.