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Feminist Interventions in Armenian Studies, Armenian Interventions in Feminist Studies

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


This workshop organized by Dr. Melissa Bilal and Dr. Lerna Ekmekciouglu, MIT Women and Gender Studies Program and is part of the McMillan-Stewart Biannual Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

APRIL 7, 2018 MIT Building 4, Room 237

9:00                      Breakfast

9:30-11:00           Feminist Armenian Studies: From Margin to Center   Chair: Anna Aleksanyan (Clark University)

Panelists: Melissa Bilal (University of Chicago), Lerna Ekmekcioglu (MIT)

11:00-11:15         Coffee Break

11:15-1:00 PM    Across the Linguistic Divide: Translating a Century of Armenian Feminist Thought Chair: Lisa Gulesserian (Harvard University)

Panelists: Shushan Avagyan (American University of Armenia), Maral Aktokmakyan (University of Michigan), Jennifer Manoukian (UCLA), Deanna Cachoian-Schanz (U Penn)

1:00-2:00 PM      LUNCH – everyone is invited

2:00-3:30 PM      Unblocking Memory: How to Rewrite Armenian History Chair: Lerna Ekmekcioglu

Panelists: Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill (Fresno State University), Barbara Merguerian (AIWA), Eliz Sanasarian (University of Southern California), Houri Berberian (University of California Irvine) , Christina Maranci (Tufts University)

3:30-4:00 PM      Coffee Break

4:00-5:30 PM      Voicing out the Critique: How to Generate Countering Expressions  Chair: Melissa Bilal

Panelists: Susan Pattie (University College London), Hourig Attarian (American University of Armenia), Talar Chahinian (California State University Long Beach), Arpi Hamalian (Concordia University – Montreal), Mary Papazian (San Jose State University)


McMillan-Stewart Biannual Lecture Series, MIT Women and Gender Studies Program, MIT History, Mirak Family Foundation, AIWA: Armenian International Women’s Association, NAASR: National Association for Armenian Studies and Research/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues


April 7
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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MIT Building 4 Room #237
Closest Entrance: Building 2, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142


MIT Women and Gender Studies Program
Mirak Family Foundation
MIT History
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