Women’s Studies Colloquium series continues Oct. 26


Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva, an assistant professor in the department of history, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Drinko Library auditorium (room 402).

Tabyshalieva will discuss her new book, a volume she co-edited with Albrecht Schnabel, 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 rensenbrink@marshall.edu, or by phone at ext.6-2955.