USM at first UAE Gender & Women's Studies Conference

Charlotte Rosenthal, a Professor of Russian in the Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department; and Associate Professor of English Deepika Marya, are among the participants in The Inaugural Conference of the United Arab Emirates' Gender and Women's Studies Consortium, hosted by  the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, from March 7 through 9, 2012.  The topic of the conference is "Gender and Women's Studies in the Arab Region."

This path-breaking conference is the first in the Gulf region to focus on Gender and Women's Studies, and University of Southern Maine has the honor of engaging in this effort, thanks to the work of organizing chairs - Professor of Economics Susan Feiner; and Associate Professor of Arabic Studies Nawar Al-Hassan Golley, who also is the founding director of the UAE Consortium; and conference committee member Associate Professor of History Christine Holden.

The conference will feature research by more than 90 scholars from around the world. For more information, please visit the conference site.