Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

MU assistant professor to discuss importance of including women in process of rebuilding, creating sustainable peace

– Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva, an assistant professor in Marshall University’s department of history, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26,  in the Drinko Library auditorium (room 402) on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Tabyshalieva will discuss her new book, a volume she co-edited with Albrecht Schnabel, called Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.  Published this year by the United Nations University Press, the book affirms the importance of including women in the process of rebuilding and creating sustainable peace after war. 

Too often, this collection of comparative case studies and country studies shows, women are marginalized in this process, thereby subverting the possibilities for sustainable peace.  By “defying victimhood,” the authors affirm, women can become activists, peace builders and full participants in rebuilding political, economic, and social and security structures. 

Tabyshalieva’s talk is part of the Women’s Studies Faculty Colloquium series.  It is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will follow.

For more information, contact Dr. Greta Rensenbrink, director of Women’s Studies, by e-mail at, or by phone at 304-696-2955.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
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