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Master Class | Factory Girls, Sex Workers, and Minorities: Writing the Marginalized in History

Hanan Hammad and Eftychia Mylona give a master class focusing on conceptual and methodological challenges in writing histories of marginalized social groups.

This master class focuses on conceptual and methodological challenges in writing histories of marginalized social groups despite the lack of sources or through sources that other actors produced about their experiences. The master class will shed light on particular cases, mostly illiterate working-class women. The goal is to reconceptualize women’s labor work and activism and integrate their experiences into the sociocultural narratives.

The master class is set to take place on November 18th from 10-12 PM. It is open for all advanced BA, MA, ResMa and PhD students. Following the master class, attendees are welcome to join for lunch at 1 pm at the Hortus. 

To attend, kindly register by sending an e-mail with a short description of your research to e.mylona@hum.leidenuniv.nlRegistration is mandatory and closes on November 10

About Hanan Hammad

Hanan Hammad is a professor of social and cultural history of the modern Middle East and the founding director of Middle Eastern Studies at Texas Christian University. Her work focuses on gender, sexuality, working classes, and popular culture. She has authored many academic publications, most notably Industrial Sexuality: Gender, Urbanization, and Social Transformation in Egypt from the University of Texas Press in 2016 and Unknown Past: Layla Murad, the Jewish-Muslim Star of Egypt from Stanford University Press in 2022. Her research has won prizes from the National Women's Studies Association, the Association for Middle East Women's Studies, MESA, the Arab American Book Awards, and Journal of Social History.

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