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McMillan Stewart Workshop: Feminist Interventions in Armenian Studies, Armenian Interventions in Feminist Studies

A workshop organized by Melissa Bilal and Lerna Ekmekcioglu, MIT History

MIT Campus, building 4 room 4-237

Sponsors:
MIT McMillan-Stewart Chair, Women and Gender Studies Program
Institute of International Education
Armenian International Women's Association
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research
Mirak Family Foundation


Free and open to the public. For questions: lerna@mit.edu

APRIL 7, 2018
MIT Building 4, Room 237
9:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:00 Feminist Armenian Studies: From Margin to Center
Chair: Anna Aleksanyan (Clark University)
Panelists: Melissa Bilal (University of Chicago)
Lerna Ekmekcioglu (MIT)
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-1:00 PM Across the Linguistic Divide: Translating a Century of Armenian Feminist Thought
Chair: Lisa Gulesserian (Harvard University)
Panelists: Shushan Avagyan (American University of Armenia)
Maral Aktokmakyan (University of Michigan)
Jennifer Manoukian (UCLA)
Deanna Cachoian-Schanz (U Penn)
1:00-2:00 PM LUNCH – everyone is invited
2:00-3:30 PM Unblocking Memory: How to Rewrite Armenian History
Chair: Lerna Ekmekcioglu
Panelists: Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill (Fresno State University)
Barbara Merguerian (AIWA)
Eliz Sanasarian (University of Southern California)
Houri Berberian (University of California Irvine)
Christina Maranci (Tufts University)
3:30-4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00-5:30 PM Voicing out the Critique: How to Generate Countering Expressions
Chair: Melissa Bilal
Panelists: Susan Pattie (University College London)
Hourig Attarian (American University of Armenia)
Talar Chahinian (California State University Long Beach)
Arpi Hamalian (Concordia University - Montreal)
Mary Papazian (San Jose State University)