FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Contact: Pat Dickson, University Communications 304-746-1971
Annual Schmidlapp Lecture to feature Dr. Sarah Fatima Waheed
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – This year’s Schmidlapp Distinguished Lectureship in Women’s Studies at Marshall University will feature Dr. Sarah Fatima Waheed, who will speak on “Sexual Violence and Women’s Activism in the 21st Century: the Anti-Rape Protests of India.” The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus.
Waheed is a historian who specializes in modern south Asia, particularly progressive literary politics in India and Pakistan in linkages between anti-colonial and internationalist movements between Asia and the Middle East in the period of decolonization. She has taught at Mount Holyoke College, George Mason University and Georgetown University.
The lecture series is sponsored by the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, which is administered by Fifth Third Bank.