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Feminist Troubles? Debating Islam in France and Quebec

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

This panel provides a multidisciplinary discussion of Eléonore Lépinard’s book, Feminist Trouble (Oxford Scholarship Online, 2020), which investigates contemporary conflicts and dilemmas surrounding race, Islam, and intersectionality in the French and Québécois feminist movements. Drawing on qualitative fieldwork, Lépinard proposes that feminism should be considered both a moral and a political project, and dissects how moral boundaries uphold hierarchies, especially of race, within feminist organizations and movements. The panelists will offer a variety of perspectives on the centrality of whiteness and the role of intersectionality in dismantling power hierarchies and reinventing inclusive feminist subjects in Francophone and other spaces.


Eléonore Lépinard, Associate Professor (Institute of Social Sciences and Centre for Gender Studies, University of Lausanne)



Zakiya Luna, Associate Professor of Sociology and Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar (Washington University in St. Louis)


Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita (School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study)


PLEASE NOTE: This Zoom event requires advance registration. For more information and to register for the event, click HERE.


March 24
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm