On the Crossroad of Gendered Experience: Women, Memory, and Revolution – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

On the Crossroad of Gendered Experience: Women, Memory, and Revolution

Muhtamim Khanam


Pronouns: She/her

Research Mentor(s): Amal Fadlalla, Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies/ Women’s and Gender Studies/Anthropology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 5 (3pm-3:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 19
Presenter: 3

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Experience and narratives of violence and injustice within pre-revolutionary, revolutionary, and post-revolutionary societies shape the memory of people who live them. We seek to understand the role memory plays in the context of protests and how people employ it to achieve justice and delegation. Our goal is to tie the concept of memory with women in revolution to show how it lends insight to their gendered experience and their demands for rights. By collecting data from different perspectives and reviewing existing literature on memory, we aim to reflect on the concept of memory using diverse frames of reference. The findings indicate a fluidity in how people employ their memory and illustrate a strong correlation between gender identity and women’s fight for justice. How does individual memory impact collective memory in the post-revolutionary setting? What is the role of memory in helping individuals and community members face traumatic experiences of injustices and how do they use these memories to question the present and to predict a better future in a similar context.

Authors: Amal Fadlalla, Muhtamim Khanam
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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