Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right

– A Lecture by Prof. Lihi Ben Shitrit –

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Derthick Hall 201, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Free + Open to the Public



How do women in Israeli and Palestinian conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements’ strict ideas about male and female roles? How and why does this activism happen in some movements but not in others?

Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit will discuss her research on those questions, which were the subject of her book Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right (Princeton University Press, 2015).


2016-11-18-lihi-picDr. Lihi Ben Shitrit is an assistant professor at the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, Athens. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, religion, and politics in the Middle East. She holds a PhD, MPhil, and MA in Political Science from Yale University and a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Princeton University.

Hosted by the UTC Euphrates Chapter
Sponsored by the UTC Department of History
With Support from the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences

More Information: Prof. Annie Tracy Samuel / annie-tracysamuel@utc.edu

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