Sociological Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Department of Sociology of the Institute of Sociological Studies FSS CU invite you to the spring cycle of Thursday sociological seminars.
The scholarly attention to the bodies of the global poor regions is not new. The existing literature around these bodies reflects an academic bias as performative bodies of the post-colonial era, later leading to the creation of a neo-colonial approach to the same. The lecture will discuss the evolution of menstrual research and practice and the presumed cultural proximity and traditionalism that shapes the imagined bodies of today. The lecture is part of the ongoing doctoral dissertation and the project ‘Changing social meanings of menstruation: the role of taboos, rituals, and agency in the experience of Indian women’ funded by the Grant Agency of Charles University.
Aysha Farhana Chakkampully is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Sociology, Charles University in Prague. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis titled ‘Embodiment in Islam: the everyday menstrual experiences of Hyderabadi Muslim Women in India.’ Her main research interests lie in Menstrual health and research, Sociology of the body and medicine.
The seminar is freely accessible for those attending f2f, if you intend to attend online, please fill in your email HERE.