Woman and Children victims of the Purge in Turkey
Venue: Hughes Main Library | Greenville (SC)
Date: May 13th.
Time: 4 pm.
These human rights violations of women and children have been mentioned in many international platforms and reports including UN High Commissioner Human Right Report 2018. Beside's Dr Pandya expressing the concern on the Women and Children's topic, she will also analyze the current climate in Turkey while the massive purge continues.
Dr. Sophia Pandya
Professor Pandya specializes in women, religion, and globalization. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies/Arabic, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from U.C. Santa Barbara in Religious Studies, with a focus on women and Islam. A Fulbright scholar, she researched Muslim women’s changing religious practices in Bahrain, looking at the impact of education on women’s religious activities, which became the topic of her dissertation. Dr. Pandya worked as lecturer at CSULB during 2005-2006, and was hired as assistant professor in 2006. After spending the summer of 2006 in Sana’a, Yemen, she is currently working on a project which examines religious change among educated Yemeni women, and the implications of modernity, globalization, and education on their practices.