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Gender of "Terror" Conference

This conference will foreground the centrality of gender and sexuality to the construction of terror and examine how terror is configured across cultural, historical, and transnational contexts.

Friday, May 02, 2008
9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
California Room, UCLA Faculty Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

What is meant by “terror”?


How do its meanings vary across different spatial, political, and temporal domains?


What are the political, symbolic/semiotic, and legal practices that produce “terror”?


What is the relationship between “terror” and “counter-terrorism,” “state-endorsed terrorism,” and “peacekeeping”?


How do communities that have experienced terror in its different forms attempt to patch together some semblance of “normalcy”?


How might the categories of “terror” and “normalcy” be mutually overlapping?



The conference is free and open to the public. Lunch is $10 and requires preregistration and prepayment. Those interested in attending the lunch should RSVP to Jessie Babiarz at, by Friday, April 18, and send a check for $10, made out to: UC Regents, by Friday, April 25.

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Co-sponsored by the Division of Humanities; the Division of Social Sciences; School of Theater, Film, and TV; Center for India and South Asia; Department of Anthropology; Asian American Studies Center; Department of Women's Studies; Department of Asian American Studies.

Sponsor(s): , Gender Studies

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