Work in Progress: Shenila Khoja-Moolji, "Towards a Genealogy of the Educated Muslim Woman/Girl in Colonial India and
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:30am

Please join us for a Work-In-Progress lunch with Shenila Khoja-Moolji, DCC and APC Post-Doctoral Fellow. We will be discussing a chapter from Dr. Khoja-Moolji's forthcoming book: Towards a Genealogy of the Educated Muslim Woman/Girl in Colonial India and Postcolonial Pakistan (1857–2015).

Discussant: Jamal J. Elias, Professor of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies

Discussant: Sigal Ben-Porath, Professor of Literacy, Culture, and International Education, GSE

GSWS Conference Room, 3810 Walnut Street

Towards a Genealogy of the Educated Muslim Woman/Girl traces the history of the present convergence on the figure of the girl within international development policy and practice. A key discursive formation within this discourse is the ‘girl-in-crisis’ who awaits rescue efforts – educative, military, and otherwise – to guarantee positive futurities. The book disentangling a specific modality of this figure – the Muslim girl – by tracing the making of educated female subjects across key moments in the history of colonial India and postcolonial Pakistan from 1857 to 2015. 

For a full schedule of the Alice Paul Center's 2016-2017 Works-in-Process