Azza Basarudin

azza@ucla.edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Women's Studies, UCLA

 
BBA (Hons), Univeristy Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia, 1998
MA, Women's Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 2002

RESEARCH INTEREST:

My comparative research between Southeast Asia and the Arab world explores various strategies employed by two non-govermental organizations in Malaysia and Egypt, to reposition women in their respective communities in the context of religion (reinterpretation of religious text and Islamic traditions), and Arab-Islamic history and cultural traditions (construction of alternative memory and history). Other interest includes postcolonial and feminist theory; indigenous feminisms; nationalism and exile; sexuality; human rights in Islam.

ADVISOR: Dr. Sondra Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies, UCLA

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2004-2005 UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship
2004 UCLA Quality of Graduate Education Grant
2004

UCLA Women’s Studies Travel Grant

Summer 2004 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Title VI in Arabic,
  The Arabic Language Institute (ALI) at the American University, Cairo, Egypt
2003-2004 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Title VI in Arabic, UCLA
Summer 2003 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Title VI in Arabic, The Arabic
  Language Institute (ALI) at the American University, Cairo, Egypt
Summer 2003 UCLA Summer Research Mentorship Program, declined
Summer 2003 Research Grant, Gustav E. Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, (with Dr. Sondra Hale)
2002-2003 UCLA International Institute Fellowship, 2002-2003
2000-2001 The Grace Mary Stern Scholarship, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS

2004 “Voices of Resistance: Iraqi Women Speak Out” Middle East Women’s Studies Review (MEWS), 18: (3/4) (co-authored with Khanum Shaikh)
2003 “Mazes of Boundaries, Identities, Memories and Longings” Al-Raida: Journal of the Institute of Women’s Studies in the Arab World. 20 (101/102)
2002

Dismantling Bridges, Building Solidarity: Reconciling Arab and Western Feminisms” Al-Raida: Journal of the Institute of Women’s Studies in the Arab World. 19 (97/98).

2002

A Review of Hayati, My Life. Middle East Women’s Studies Association (AMEWS) Review. 16 (3/4).

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2005                            “Memories of Islam: Reimagining Muslim and Redefining Faith, “ Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Women’s History Conference -Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Making Sense of Experience” Sarah Lawrence College, New York March 4-5.

2005                            “Feminism Within Islamic Thought.” Paper presented at Fifteenth Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, The UCLA Center For The Study of Women and The USC Center for Feminist Research UCLA. March 4.

2004                            “Organic Feminism Within Islamic Thought: Questions of Theory, Identity, Legitimacy, Authenticity and Belonging.” Paper presented at the International Seminar on Islamic Thought, University Kebangsaan Malaysia. 

2003                                                        “United States Feminists Building and Incorporating Transnational Frameworks: Examining the Challenges and Possibilities of Globalization.” Paper accepted at the UK & Ireland Women’s Studies Associations 17th Annual Conference, Feminism Contesting Globalization, University College, Dublin, Ireland.

2004                            “Malaysian Muslim Women: Negotiating Political Islam and The Politics of Identity.” Paper accepted at the 13th Multidisciplinary Graduate Feminist Colloquium, Center for Feminist Research, York University, Toronto, Canada.

2003                            Invited Panelist, “Women, Race and Sexuality” panel, Center for the Study of Women (CSW), UCLA

2003                            “Linking Theory and Activism: Redefining Categorical Feminism and Feminist Theory.” Paper presented at the Pacific Southwest Women’s Studies Association (PWSA), Cal Poly Pomona.

2002                            “Dismantling Bridges, Building Solidarity: Reconciling Arab and Western Feminisms.” Paper accepted at the 6th International Conference of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA), Cairo, Egypt.

2002                            “(Re) constructing Solidarity: Arab and Western Feminisms.” Paper accepted for the 4th Annual Women’s Studies Graduate Student Conference, Acting Locally Globally, University of Kentucky,

2002                            “In Search of Solidarity: Reconciling Arab and Western Feminism.” Paper accepted at the Western Social Science Association Conference (WSSA), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2001                            Panelist, Thematic Conversation, “Insiders/Outsiders: New Questions in Research on Women and Gender of the Middle East in the New Millennium.” Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), San Francisco, CA.

 

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