human rights

human rights

Violating Performance: Women, Law, and the State of Exception

A lecture with Shayoni Mitra
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Noon
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

A look at two seminal women’s ensembles in Delhi­ and how they aided and enlarged the concerns of the women’s movement in India.

US-Mexican Borderlands & the Origin of the “Mexican Race”

A lecture with Claudio Lomnitz
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Civic Engagement Fellowship

President's Page, Fall 2010: Cover Girls

The contrast could not have been starker. On one day in August two glossy magazines showed up in my mailbox. One, the Barnard Magazine, showed three beautiful young women, elegantly dressed and beaming, holding champagne glasses and enjoying the festivities around their fifth reunion. The other, TIME, depicted a once equally beautiful woman, looking out from her head shawl and into the camera, revealing nothing. Her nose had been cut clean off—punishment by the Taliban, the article explained, for having fled her abusive in-laws. The woman, Aisha, was 18.

Women Leading the Way

Activist pursue human rights and the public interest.

Barnard Delegation Heads to South Africa on Research, Humanitarian Trip

In July 2003, a Barnard delegation comprising four students, two faculty members, and one alumna traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to take part in a research trip on the physiological and social effects of vanadium poisoning in a small mining town.