Gender, Sexuality and Islam under the Shadow of Empire

The Centre for South Asian Studies and the Women and Gender Studies Institute present

Saadia Toor, Associate Professor of Sociology
College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, 108N, North House

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Saadia Toor is Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. A native of Lahore, she has been active in feminist and Left political circles in Pakistan. Her scholarship revolves around issues of culture, nationalism, gender/sexuality, state formation, international political economy and the relationships between them. Her book The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan was recently published by Pluto Press.