Annual Schmidlapp Lecture to feature Dr. Sarah Fatima Waheed

DrSarahFatimaWaheedThis year’s Women’s Studies’  Schmidlapp Distinguished Lectureship features Dr. Sarah Fatima Waheed, who will speak on “Sexual Violence and Women’s Activism in the 21st Century:  the Anti-rape Protests of India”,  on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Shawkey Dining Room in the Memorial Student Center.

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, Geroge Mason University and Georgetown University.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, which is administered by Fifth Third Bank.