Workshop on the Gender Dimension: Feminist Scholarship

On Monday, April 29th, 2019, The Center for Gender and Development Studies presented a workshop, “The Gender Dimension: Feminist Scholarship” to about 20 students and staff at the University of Kufa in Najaf, Iraq. Dr. Alaa Hussain Al-Rihimi, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, expressed interest in collaborating with CGDS to develop a gender center, working especially with the Department of Civil Society, which already has programs in gender equality. The workshop consisted of both practical information about gender and feminism as well as activities to help the participants understand how gender works in their own lives. Dr. Lynn spoke about CGDS, the vocabulary of gender studies, and the performance of gender, and was presented with a formal letter of appreciation by the administration.