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Troubling the Political: Women in the Jordanian Day-Waged Labor Movement

  • Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture #1 15 Umar Ibn al-Khattab Street Amman Jordan (map)

Join us for a lecture about women's role in civil activism in Jordan! Prof. Ababneh will examine the key role played by women in the Jordanian Day-Waged Labor Movement (DWLM), a critical component of the Jordanian Popular Movement (al-Hirak al-Shaʿbi al-Urduni) from 2011 to the end of 2012. 

Sara Ababneh (D.Phil, Oxford) is Assistant Professor at the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan. She has taught courses on Gender Politics in the Arab World, International Relations Theory, and Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Oxford, the University of Jordan and study abroad programs in Jordan. She obtained her D.Phil in Politics and International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford in 2009. Her dissertation studied female Islamists in Hamas in Occupied Palestine and the Islamic Action Front in Jordan, while her current work examines the popular Jordanian protest movement (al-hirak al-shabi al-urduni), the Jordanian Personal Status Law, and EU-Jordanian Relations.