April 7, 2008
Presentation on Feminist Legal Reforms in Bangladesh to be Held at the Knight Law Center on April 10
University of Oregon Department of Anthropology Assistant Professor Lamia Karim will present, “Ambivalent Sisterhood: Feminist Legal Reform in Bangladesh,” on Thursday, April 10, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street, Room 141, in Eugene.
The presentation is based on Professor Karim’s preliminary work on feminist legal reforms in family law at December 2007 in Bangladesh. Her work is supported by a grant from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, which is hosting the presentation. Women’s Law Forum and the International Law Project are co-sponsors of the presentation.
Professor Karim earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Rice University prior to joining the Oregon faculty in 2003. She has published several articles on non-governmental organizations, women, ethnicity and globalization. She is currently working on a book manuscript, The Political Economy of Shame: Gender, Development and Debt in the Postcolonial Context.