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RIGHTEOUS TRANSGRESSIONS: "Right Wing Women: Gender and Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right"

How do women in 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. Ben Shitrit will discuss these her research on those questions which are the subject of her
book: Righteous Transgressions: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious
Right (Princeton University Press, 2015).

Lihi Ben Shitrit is an assistant professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. Her areas of research are gender, religion, and politics of 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.

Monday, April 16 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Russell Union Theater

Event Type

Lectures and Guest Speakers


Statesboro Campus


College of Arts and Humanities


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