INVITED NATIONAL & STATE DEPARTMENT LECTURES
World Affairs Council. Veiled Men, Private Women: A Journey Into
Arab Culture and Islamic Text.
Monterey, CA, December 11, 1999.
Office of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Analysis, A Decade of Islamic Activism: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion, May 20-21, 1998.
National Press Club, Islamic Identity and Resistance, The Middle East Institute Annual Conference, Session: Islam and Society, October 3, 1997.
United States Information Agency, Distinguished Guest Speaker, Symposium: Islamic Revival and the West, June 15, 1989.
Foreign Service Institute One to three lectures annually since
1978 to diplomats assigned service in the Middle East, on Gender, Islam,
Islamic Movement, & Women in the Middle East.
SELECT INVITED INTERNATIONAL LECTURES
Social Organizational Aspects of the Contemporary Islamic Movement in Egypt, Social Research Center, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Aspects of the Contemporary Islamic Movement in Egypt, American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
Aspects of the Contemporary Islamic Movement in Egypt, Cultural Affairs Lecture Series, The American Embassy, Cairo, Egypt
al-Islam al-Badil wa Thahirat al-Tahaggub al-Mu'asira fi Misr (Alternative Islam and the Contemporary Phenomenon of Veiling in Egypt). Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Alexandria (in Arabic)
al-Nisa'iyya wal-Haraka al-Islamiyya al-Mu'asira: Ru'ya Tahliliyya (Feminism and the Contemporary Islamic Movement: An Analytical View) Department of Sociology, 'Ain Shams University, Cairo (in Arabic);
Dur al-Mar'a al-Misriyya wa Makanatuha fi Thil al-Tahaggub al-Mu'asir (The Role & Status of the Egyptian Woman in the Context of Contemporary Veiling), Faculty of Arts, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt (in Arabic);
El Sebou' As a Rite of Passage in Egyptian Individual Life-Cycle. Institut für Völkerkunde, University of Munich, Germany, January 1986
El Sebou' As a Rite of Passage in Egyptian Individual Life Cycle. American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, October 1987;
Notions of Identity, Space, and Work in Arab Culture: Implications for Women, Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, October 19, 1988;
Visual Ethnography - A Three-Day Seminar, Universita Di Palermo, Laboratorio Antropologico, Sicily, 1991;
Museological Assessment from Ethno-Anthropological Perspective, Three-Day Seminar, Accademia Di Studi Mediterranei, Agrigento, Sicily, 1992
Commentator on Ethnographic Film, Muestra de Cine Etnològico de América Y Andalucìa, Granada, Spain, September 1992;
Womanhood, Feminism, & Islam, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, November 1992
Charting Content, Freezing Structure, Center for Ethnological Research "Angel Ganivet" of the Diputacion Provincial De Granada, Granada, Spain, November 1993;
Traditional Culture Series, Filmoteca de Andalucia, Cordoba,
Spain, November 1993.
SELECT NATIONAL KEYNOTE LECTURES
Arab Womanhood. Middlebury College, 1990.
Being A Woman in the Arab Gulf. Placentia Library District, 1991.
Islamic Feminism, Western State University College of Law, 1992
Empowering Women Through Islam, International Women's Day, International Place of the Claremont Colleges, 1992.
INVITED INTERNATIONAL LECTURING TOUR
(Senior Fulbright Fellow in Islamic Civilization)
Why Islam is Misunderstood in the United States. Shari'a College San'a University, San'a, Yemen (in Arabic)
Family & Kinship, Department of Sociology, San'a University, San'a, Yemen (in Arabic)
Islam and Women, Shari'a College, San'a University, San'a, Yemen (in
Status of Women in Arab-Islamic Tradition, al-Fatat Club, Kuwait (in Arabic)
Is There An Islamic Alternative? The American Cultural Center
Liberal Feminism vs. Islamic Feminism: A Comparison of Issues, The American Cultural Center
Status of Women in Egypt and Arab-Islamic Tradition, Quaid-i-Azam University
Status of Women in Egypt and Arab-Islamic Tradition, Women's Division,
Liberal Feminism vs. Islamic Feminism: A Comparison of Issues, Holiday Inn Conference Room
Status of Women in Egypt and Arab-Islamic Tradition, All Pakistan Women's Association Headquarters
Is There an Islamic Alternative? Quaid-i-Azam Academy
Liberal Feminism vs. Islamic Feminism, USICA Bicentennial Hall
Status of Women in Egypt and Arab-Islamic Tradition, Dacca University, Department of Islamic History and Culture
Values Shared by Islam and the West, Islamic Foundation
INVITED NATIONAL LECTURE TOUR
(Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington D.C.)
Women's Empowerment Through Grass-Roots Activism. Harvard University, April 8, 1989.
Gender and Culture in the City: The Middle East Case. Rutgers University, April 9, 1989.
Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, April 12, 1989.
Fundamentalism & Women Facing Westernization in the Middle East. AMIDEAST, Washington D.C., April 13, 1989.
The Dynamics of Culture. The Institute of Policy Studies, Washington D.C., April 15, 1989.
Women in Arab Culture. Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, April 19, 1989.
Gender & Development Issues in the Islamic World. University of Houston, April 20, 1989.
Islamic and Liberal Western Feminism in Dialogue: Is Sisterhood Global? University of Houston, April 21, 1989.
The Salman Rushdi Controversy. University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, April 21, 1989.
Women in the Islamic and Arab World. First Congregational Church, Houston, April 23, 1989.
Islamic and Liberal Western Feminism. First Unitarian Women's Group, Houston, April 23, 1989.
Arab-American Concerns in the Middle East: The Palestinian Situation. Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, April 24, 1989.
Women and Politics in the Middle East. University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, May 1, 1989.
Women's Position in Egyptian Culture. Portland State University. Portland, Oregon, May 2, 1989.
Liberal Feminism vs. Islamic Feminism. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, May 2, 1989.
INVITED PARTICIPANT NATIONAL CONFERENCES
(Since 1980 but not current)
"Unveiling the Middle East", Snowbird, Utah.
"Women in the Middle East". National Council for Social Studies Annual Convention, Hilton Hotel & Tower, San Francisco, California, November 23, 1983.
"The International Student Experience: Culture Across Culture" National Association for Foreign Student Affairs-Regional Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Long Beach, California, February 9, 1984.
"Middle East Women and Contemporary Islam". Conference, The Middle East Today: Culture in Transition, Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, Hamline University, April 26, 1984.
"Origin and Nature of Clitoridectomy Reconsidered". Panel: Clitoridectomy and Infibulation: Theoretical Perspectives and Policy Formulation. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles,California, October 27, 1984.
"Islamic Feminism". Panel: Contemporary Islamic Identity: Re-Genesis or Nativism? American Anthropological Association 83rd Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 14-18, 1984.
"The Sacred Divide". Panel: Islamic Militancy: Social and Religious Origins. Middle East Studies Association of North America 19th Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the African Studies' Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 22-26, 1985.
"Islam Recaptured". Panel: Islam and Revolution: Anthropological Perspectives. American Anthropological Association Meetings, Washington DC., December 4-8,1986.
"Women's Roles in the Middle East and South Asia". Workshop, Conference on The New Gender Scholarship: Women's and Men's Studies, University of Southern California, February 13-15, 1987. (Chair and Commentator).
"Female Circumcision in Historical and Cultural Perspective". Conference: Clitoridectomy And Infibulation (`Female Circumcision`) In Africa. Yale University, New Haven, April 25, 1987.
Banquet Dinner Speaker: "Notions of Identity, Work and Space in Arab Culture: Implications for Women". Conference: Women and Work: A Comparative Perspective. The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, April 7-9, 1988.
"Women, Work and Politics in the Gulf Monarchies". Conference: Conflict in the Gulf: War, Politics & Society in the Gulf Region. CaliforniaState Poly, Pomona, April 19, 198.
"Feminizing Islam, Empowering Women". Ninth Berkshire Conference On
The History of Women. Vassar College, New York, 1993.
INVITED PARTICIPANT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Contemporary Egyptian Nubia, Aswan, Egypt.
Congreso Evaluaciòn de Antropolgía de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Conference on the Changing Status of Sudanese Women, Khartoum, Sudan, February 1979.
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Intercongress, Scientific Meeting, The Future of Structuralism, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1981).
Islamic Resurgence in the Modern World, SUNY, Binghamton (1981).
Islam and Society in Modern Egypt, Second Annual Roundtable, American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt (May 11-13, 1982).
Law & Development in Contemporary Societies of the Middle East, University of California, Berkeley (May 28-29, 1983).
Islamic Movements, Symposium, XIth International Congress of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (August 20-25, 1983).
Anthropology in Jordan: State of the Art, Symposium, Department of Libraries, Documentation and National Archives & the Universities of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (February 25-28, 1984.
"Muslim Women, Family Law and the Emerging Islamic Feminism" Women and the Household, Regional Conference for Asia, Commission on Women of the International Union of Anthropological and
Ethnological Sciences, Research Committee 32 on Women in Society of the International Sociological Association, and the Indian Association of Women's Studies. New Delhi, India (January 27-31, 1985).
"Attitudes Toward Work and Patterns of Employment: Implications for Contemporary Arab Women", Women and Work: Assumptions and Realities, International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Egypt InterCongress, Alexandria, Egypt (January 4-9, 1986).
Ceremonial Presentation of the Book The Myth of Ritual: A Native's Ethnography of Zapotec Ritual To Informant Collaborator Abel Hernàndez Jiménez. Round Table Session, Representation and Dialogue in Anthropology: The Interaction Between Informants and Anthropologists in Oaxaca. [Also Co-Chair of Session]."Applied Anthropology: Its International Dimensions". The 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. April 8-12, 1987, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Visual Anthropology: The State of the Art. PLENARY SESSION. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde, October 8, 1987, Cologne, West Germany.
The Making of <>
Panelist "What is Ethnographic Film For?" University of Kent and Royal
Anthropologicl Institute International Ethnographic Film Festival, November
4 - 6, 1994
FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
El-Sebou': Egyptian Birth RitualCineforum, Middle East Studies Association Meeting, Boston, November 22, 1986.
Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, December 5, 1986.
The American University in Cairo, Egypt, January 11, 1987 (two showings).
The Max-Planck-Institut, Seewiesen, West Germany, January 12, 1987.
The University of Munich, Institut Für Völkerkunde, Munich, West Germany, January 13, 1987.
Conference On The New Gender Scholarship: Women's and Men's Studies, University of Southern California, February 15, 1987.
Applied Anthropology: Its International Dimensions. The 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. April 8-12, 1987, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Folklore Film Festival, Berkeley, California, May, 1987.
Barbara Meyerhoff Film Festival, USC, Los Angeles, May 1987.
The University of California, Los Angeles, June 3, 1987.
The Arab-American Community in Los Angeles, Brentwood Holiday Inn, June 7, 1987.
Margaret Mead Film Festival, Natural History Museum, New York, September 1987.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde, University of Köln, Köln, West Germany, October 8 & 9 1987.
American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt, October 26, 1987.
Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, November 1987.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, January 14, 1988.
The University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, February 11, 1988.
Royal Anthropological Institute Film Prize Competition. Manchester, England, March 1988.
California Folklore Society, Berkeley, California, April 23, 1988.
12th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, July 24-31, 1988.
II Visual Anthropology Film Festival and Scientific Conference, Parnü, Estonia, USSR, October 10-16, 1988.
Huitième BILAN du Film Ethnographique, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France, March 13-17, 1989.
La Cultura Arabo-Islamic, Sesta Settimana Mediterranea del Film Antropologico, Palermo, Italy, November 24-27, 1989.
Center for Ethnological Research "Angel Ganivet" of the Diputacion Provincial De Granada, Granada, Spain, November 1993.
Traditional Culture Series, Filmoteca de Andalucia, Cordoba, Spain, November 1993.
El Moulid: Egyptian Religious Festival
La Cultura Arabo-Islamic, Sesta Settimana Mediterranea del Film Antropologico, Palermo, Italy, November 24-27, 1989;
American Research Center in Egypt, New York University, New York, 1989;
Margaret Mead Film Festival;
Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival;
The Max-Planck Institute, Germany;
Neuvième Bilan du Film Ethnographique;
Royal Anthropological Institute Ethnographic Film Festival;
International Los Angeles Film Festival for Women Directors;
Los Angeles Festival;
Center for Ethnological Research "Angel Ganivet" of the Diputacion Provincial De Granada, Granada, Spain, November 1993;
Traditional Culture Series, Filmoteca de Andalucia, Cordoba, Spain, November 1993.
Special Session "Making Culture", UKC International Ethnographic Film Festival 1994, U. of Kent, Canterbury, England
Bilan du Film Ethnographique 1995
Margaret Mead Fillm Festival 1995
Film Screening Tour Sponsored by Third World Women's Project,
Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C.:
Harvard University, April 8, 1989.
Rutgers University, April 9, 1989.
Middle East Institute. Washington D.C., April 10, 1989.
AMIDEAST, Washington D.C., April 13, 1989.
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., April 17, 1989.
Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, April 18, 1989.
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minneapolis, April 19, 1989.
University of Houston, April 20, 1989.
Women's Peace House (Pre-natal class by Mothers Support Group), Austin, Texas, April 24, 1989.
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, April 25, 1989.
The University of Austin, Texas, April 25, 1989.
Columbia University, April 26, 1989.
College of Staten Island, New York, April 27, 1989.
Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon, May 1, 1989.
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, May 1, 1989.
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, May 2, 1989.
Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, May 2, 1989.