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Death and Dying in Jerusalem - Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
Monday, October 3, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
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Dr. Shalhoub-Kevorkian will give a presentation of study her on the world of the dying in Jerusalem through her investigation of hospitals, morgues, cemeteries, flash points of military-civilian encounters, and mourning events.
Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a Professor at the
Faculty of Law- Institute of Criminology and School of Social Work and
Public Welfare, Hebrew University- Israel. She is the director of the
Gender Studies Program at Mada al-Carmel- Arab Center for Applied
Research - Haifa. Her main fields of research are Critical Race
Perspective on Women and Law; Women and Social Control: Between
Victimization and Agency; Mental Health, Trauma of Vulnerable Groups:
Contextually sensitive analyses and interventions; Women, Militarization
and Violence; Women and the Human Right Discourse; Women and Political
Economy: the case-study of Palestinians in Israel.
Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian‘s main theoretical and research interest has focused on the study of women in conflict zones, mainly in Palestine. She has worked on examining the limits and the power of law and political economy in conflict zones from a critical race theory perspective, while also looking at the obstacles facing local social policies, international law, and international humanitarian law when addressing violence against women and children. In doing so, she also studied the juxtaposition between ethnic, class, and gender issues and their interactions with the formal and informal legal system during a nation-building period.
For an extended biography see: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/facinfo/tab_faculty.cfm?Status=Visiting&ID=2879