The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) will host Carrie Preston, Professor of English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Boston University, as guest speaker at the Gender and Security student fellows bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Prof. Preston will share a short paper on a play by Liwaa Yazji called Question and Question that takes up the experiences of Syrian women refugees and engages with issues of re-traumatization. Participation in this event is open to Gender and Security student fellows only.
Carrie Preston is Professor of English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Professor, and Director of Kilachand Honors College at Boston University. She earned a BA from Michigan State University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Rutgers University. Her research and teaching span from modernist literature, dance, and performance, to feminist, queer, and postcolonial studies. Her latest book is Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching, published by Columbia University Press.