Feminist Scholar and Activist Malathi de Alwis Speaks at Denison
Date of Event: April 19, 2010
Posted: April 9, 2010
Feminist scholar and activist Malathi de Alwis will lecture at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, April 19, in the Burton D. Morgan Center Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). De Alwis’s discussion of “On Bodily Traces and the ‘Disappeared’ in Sri Lanka” is free and open to the public.
De Alwis works with the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She teaches in the master’s program in women’s studies at the University of Colombo and was a visiting associate professor of anthropology at the New School for Social Research in New York. A founding member of the Women Against War Coalition, de Alwis is a poet and short story writer who won the Ruth Murray Memorial Prize for Best Essay in Gender Studies. Currently, she is working on the project “Post-Tsunami Reconstruction in Contexts of War: A grassroots study of the geo-politics of Humanitarian Aid in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka and Aceh, Indonesia,” involving multi-site, multi-lingual, and multi-disciplinary research. De Alwis studies issues of nationalism, militarism, humanitarianism, and feminism in Sri Lanka.
The event is sponsored by Denison’s Laura C. Harris Symposium, which aims to enhance and promote the education of young women as students and professionals, carrying on the pioneering spirit that had been embodied by Harris herself.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Feminist scholar and activist Malathi de Alwis lecture “On Bodily Traces and the ‘Disappeared’ in Sri Lanka” at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 19, in the Burton D. Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For information, contact 740-587-6297.
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