A Conversation with Multi-Country Research Fellowship Alumnus, Anita M. Weiss
(Note: A recording of the webinar is available here)
October 27, 2022 at 12:00pm ET
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On October 27 at 12:00pm ET, CAORC is hosting a webinar entitled, 'A Conversation with Multi-Country Research Fellowship Alumnus, Anita M. Weiss.' Anita is currently a Professor of International and Global Studies at the University of Oregon and the KIU-UO Climate Change and Glaciology Project Director. Anita will be joined in conversation with CAORC staff about her experience on the Multi-Country Research Fellowship, affiliated with Le Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT) and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), and how the fellowship helped influence her career researching Muslim women’s rights. She will also discuss her more recent work, which include collaborations with Karakoram International University on projects related to female entrepreneurism as well as climate change and glaciology in Gilgit-Baltistan.
This talk is open to the public and free to attend, but registration is required.
About Anita M. Weiss
Anita M. Weiss received her doctorate in sociology from UC Berkeley and is professor of International & Global Studies at the University of Oregon. She has published extensively on social development, gender issues, and political Islam in Pakistan. She has published eight books, the most recent being Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices (Oxford University Press 2020), which identifies the various ways in which local people are responding to the violent extremism that has manifested in Pakistan, recapturing their culture, finding the ‘sparks of hope’ to counter extremism, and creating alternative narratives about culture and identity. She is the former Head of her department, has been a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Pakistan National Commission on the Status of Women, was Treasurer and then Vice President of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), has been Chair of the South Asia Council of AAS, is a member of the editorial board of Globalizations as well as a number of journals from Pakistan, and is very actively involved with the International Studies Association.