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For Immediate Release
February 03, 2014

February's First Mondays Lecture Offers Insight on Gender Roles in Arab Culture

Key Info

  • Sexuality, Identity, and the Power of Language in the Arab World"
  • Monday, February 3, noon–1:15, Science Building, Room 185
  • Sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences
  • Free and open to the public; the media is invited to attend and cover this event
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Assem Nasr, assistant professor of media and communication Print-quality image

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The First Mondays lecture series kicks off February 3 with presentation by Assem Nasr, assistant professor of media and communication at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

"Sexuality, Identity, and the Power of Language in the Arab World" takes place from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 185. The lecture will explore the relationship between political and religious institutions; the process cultures use to define social stigmas for femininity, masculinity, and homosexuality; and the enforcement of the social constructions of gender and gender roles. Nasr will do this by examining Lebanon as a case study for the Arab world.

The First Mondays lecture series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) and gives faculty members the opportunity to share interesting aspects of their research in an relaxed setting. These events are free and open to the public.

For more information on this event visit the COAS website or the First Mondays website.

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