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AIAS Seminar: Laure Guirguis

Women’s Lives on the Left: The Arab New Left and the Gender Issue

2020.07.07 | AIAS

Date Mon 14 Dec
Time 14:15 15:30
Location Virtual (and possibly the AIAS Auditorium)

The talk is also streamed via Zoom. Join URL: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/65529149404 to attend virtually. If the talk changes to a hybrid format, both held 'live' in the AIAS auditorium and via Zoom it will be announced here.

Speaker: Laure Guirguis, AIAS Fellow and Associate Professor


What may best characterize the revolutionary dynamics in the 1960s and 1970s worldwide lies in militants’ various attempts to overthrow interlocking systems of oppression. Yet, how has the New Left in the Arab world actually coped with the issues of race, nation, sect and gender? By drawing attention to women militant paths in 1960s-1970s Lebanon, Egypt and Syria, this presentation will assess the ambivalent legacy of the Arab New Left.

Short bio

Laure Guirguis is a historian who works on the political, social and cultural history of the Arab world, with a special focus on the Arab East. She is an associate researcher at the Institute for Research on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence). Her major publications include ‘Vietnam and the Rise of a Radical Left in Lebanon, 1962-1976, Monde(s). Histoire, Espaces, Relations 1 (2018); Copts and the Security State: Violence, Coercion and Sectarianism in Contemporary Egypt (Stanford UP 2016), and Egypt: Revolution and Counter-Revolution (Laval UP 2014)  

See Laure Guirguis' project at AIAS

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.