David Turkon, Associate Professor for the Department of Anthropology will speak at the next Food for Thought meeting on Monday February 21, 2011 at 7 p.m. in Friends 203.
During the 2009-2010 academic year, I was lucky enough to be on a Fulbright scholarship in Dhaka, Bangladesh. During this time, I engaged in language classes and undertook a research project looking at how upper-middle-class women in Dhaka negotiate the pressures of religion, Westernization, and national identity through sexuality. I chose this topic in part because the world of upper-class...
Where did the idea for your research project come from?
After taking Arabic classes at IC and spending a semester in Jordan my sophomore year, I started looking around and realizing that, though there were obviously Muslim students on campus, they didn't seem to have much of a visible presence. I was curious as to why that was. I wanted to investigate why Muslim...