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Marshall assistant professor to discuss women and war

Oct. 21, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Anara Tabyshalieva, an assistant professor in Marshall University's department of history, will speak at noon Friday, Oct. 26, in the Drinko Library auditorium.

She will discuss her new book, a volume she co-edited with Albrecht Schnabel, called "Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding." Published this year by the United Nations University Press, the book affirms the importance of including women in the process of rebuilding and creating sustainable peace after war.

Too often, this collection of comparative case studies and country studies shows, women are marginalized in this process, thereby subverting the possibilities for sustainable peace. By defying victimhood, the authors affirm, women can become activists, peace builders and full participants in rebuilding political, economic, and social and security structures.

Tabyshalieva's talk is part of the Women's Studies Faculty Colloquium series. It is free and open to the public and refreshments will follow.