AMUW Chair Clancy-Smith to deliver Boheim Lecture October 23; Wins book award
On Wednesday, October 23, Association of Marquette University Women Chair Julia Clancy-Smith will deliver the Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture. The title is “Revolutions: Women and the Arab Spring in North Africa.” Prof. Clancy-Smith is this year’s AMUW Chair and is the author of Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900 (2010) and Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904 (1994).
Dr. Clancy-Smith has also been honored by the Middle Eastern Studies Association. Just last week, MESA awarded Julia’s co-edited (with Charles D. Smith) book, The Modern Middle East and North Africa: A History in Documents, the first ME Undergraduate Education Award. The award citation included the following: “This innovative undergraduate text is part of a new series of world historical volumes that utilize a mix of documents such as photographs, posters, dairies, diplomatic records, archival sources, and literary works, as primary sources to introduce the student not only to the topic of modern history in the MENA region, but to historical methodology. . . . Additionally, this volume makes contributions to women and gender studies allowing hands on reflection for the students in challenging the negative stereotypes associated with this part of the world. . . . While rigorous in its content, the book can be of use from the advanced AP HS level student to upper level undergraduate courses. For more on MESA’s 2013 awards, go to http://www.mesa.arizona.edu/awards/13-awards.html.