Upcoming Event: New ‘Honor Crimes’: Gay Rights, Authenticity and the Secret in Muslim Communities

Katherine Ewing, Anthropology. Sponsored by Gender and Women’s Studies.  Thursday, January 27, 3:30 pm, 3401 Sterling Hall, 475 North Charter Street.

Professor Ewing is currently doing research on how Muslims negotiate the ethical dilemmas generated by the confrontation of gay rights discourse, globally circulating interpretations of Islam, and local expectations surrounding sexual behavior in various Muslim communities.  Her talk focuses on how the idea of “honor killing” as a confrontation of Muslim sexualities and human rights crystallizes through phenomena such as the German film “When we Leave” (“Die Fremde,”) which has recently been nominated for an Academy Award.

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