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Do Women in Afghanistan Need Saving?


Gender Webinar

When: Oct 7, 2021 11:00 AM Dublin

Where: Online - Zoom Registration here

The Gender Study Group of Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) is please to invite you join their upcoming webinar 'Do Women in Afghanistan Need Saving?'.


  • Dr Nasrin Khandoker (NUIG): Do Afghan Women Need saving?
  • Dr Paola Rivetti (DCU): Beyond false binaries: Neo-imperialism in Afghanistan


  • Prof Eileen Connolly, DCU

Save the date: We also have planned a second webinar planned for 25th Oct on this subject - details to follow.

About the Speakers:

Nasrin Khandoker is working as a post-doctoral fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway in a research project that investigates experiences of gender-based violence in migration contexts. She is an associate professor in Anthropology at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh from where she is currently on leave. She finished her PhD in Anthropology from Maynooth University, Ireland in 2019. For her PhD she received Wenner-Gren Wadsworth fellowship and John and Hume Pat scholarship. Before her PhD, she was awarded a Master’s degree from the Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Hungary in 2014. 

Paola Rivetti is Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations in the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. She is author of Political Participation in Iran from Khatami to the Green Movement (2020) and the co-editor of Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention (2018) and Continuity and change before and after the Arab uprisings: Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt (2015). She is the chairperson of the Irish Network for Middle East and North African Studies and a member of the council of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. She is Associate Editor of the journal Iranian Studies and a member of the editorial board of the journal Partecipazione e conflitto.

Professor Eileen Connolly is a member of the Ireland India Institute in DCU and of the School of Law and Government. Her research interests include gender and politics, women's and political representation and post conflict reconstruction.  Prof. Connolly leads the Gender and Political Transition research cluster within DCU's Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction - which includes a team of PhD students working in different regions, including India, Ireland, the Balkans,  and Central Asia. She has also conducted research on gender and politics in sub-Saharan Africa.   She is currently researching the political impacts of Brexit on the island of Ireland.

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